Last NY Giant to hit home run dies at Va. home

The last player to hit a home run for the New York Giants before

they moved has died.

A funeral home says former Major League Baseball player Gail

Harris died at his Gainesville, Va., home on Nov. 14. He was


The final home run before the Giants moved to San Francisco in

1957 came against Pittsburgh. Harris played for the New York Giants

and the Detroit Tigers between 1955 and 1960.

Following his career as a first baseman he worked in insurance


A memorial service was held for Harris in Manassas, Va. on Nov.

17. Pierce Funeral Homes says his remains were cremated.

Harris was originally from Abingdon, Va.