Longtime Giants third baseman Jim Ray Hart dies at 74
SAN FRANCISCO — Longtime San Francisco Giants third baseman Jim Ray Hart has died. He was 74.
The Giants announced Hart’s death Friday, saying he passed away Thursday in Acampo, California, following a long illness.
Hart played 11 seasons for the Giants from 1963-73. He also spent parts of two seasons with the New York Yankees before retiring in 1974.
A 1966 All-Star, Hart was a career .278 hitter with 170 home runs and 578 RBIs in 1,125 games.
Giants CEO Larry Baer says: "Everyone in the Giants organization is deeply saddened by the news of Jim’s passing. Our condolences go out to the Hart family for their tremendous loss and we extend our thoughts to Jim’s teammates, his friends, and to all those touched by his passing."
San Francisco planned a moment of silence before the Giants hosted the Cubs on Friday.
Hart is survived by former wife Janet Hart-Ayala, four children, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.