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Former Giants third baseman ‘Dirty Al’ Gallagher dies

Alan Gallagher, the first native San Franciscan to play for the Giants after they moved west and the third baseman on their 1971 National League West championship team, died Thursday in Fresno after a ... read more

The color of dirt — one of the Giants’ all-time characters dies at 73

As a member of the Giants, he seemed to spend half the time on his belly or his backside. His given name was Alan Mitchell Edward George Patrick Henry Gallagher. His nickname was a no-brainer: Dirty ... read more

Remembering a baseball character called ‘Dirty Al’

“It’s Al,” Gallagher said in no uncertain terms. “Dirty Al.” Thus a jump-start to a nearly 40-year relationship that began on a professional reporter-manager basis and morphed into a full-out ... read more

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Meet an Average Major Leaguer: Dirty Al

He is not even a threat to somebody like Jimmy Davenport, a former Giant third baseman, who retired recently ... any security as a regular with the San Francisco Giants, it has occurred to Dirty Al ... read more

Willie McCovey gathers with Giants Hall of Famers at San Francisco camp

"One year they gave jackets to us," Mays recalled. "Dirty Al slept in his," McCovey remarked of former third baseman Al Gallagher. During the meeting, each former player took a turn addressing the ... read more

Obituary: Al Rosen, All-Star baseball player, wasn’t as successful in Las Vegas

It's a good thing former Las Vegas casino executive Al Rosen is remembered more for being a four-time All-Star third baseman for the Cleveland Indians ... as director of branch operations from 1973-78 ... read more

Zito, Giants beat Cards, close NLCS deficit to 3-2

The Giants ... former Yale soccer coach Rudy Meredith, became the third person in the case to plead guilty. His actions apparently exposed the scandal. Carter Evans reports. A South Carolina community ... read more

At 94, Buck O'Neil Plays in All-Star Game

"He should be celebrated in baseball," said Kansas City T-Bones manager "Dirty" Al Gallagher, a former San Francisco Giants third baseman who met O'Neil in the late 1960s. "Why the commissioner hasn't ... read more

Al Gallagher / Dirty Al is a manager / Ex-Giant can relate to his minor-league players

Al Gallagher, the first native San Franciscan to play for the Giants, is 30 years removed from his major-league career, but the memory of its beginning is still vivid. "Opening Day, 1970," the 57-year ... read more

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