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Gary Robert Lavelle (born January 3, 1949) is a retired professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball from 1974 to 1987.

Gary Lavelle
Gary Lavelle 1983.jpg
Lavelle in 1983
Born: (1949-01-03) January 3, 1949 (age 70)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Batted: Switch Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 10, 1974, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1987, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record80–77
Earned run average2.93
Career highlights and awards



Lavelle grew up in Pennsylvania, where he attended Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Lavelle spent the majority of his Major League career with the San Francisco Giants, and also played for the Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics before retiring in 1987. He posted a career high 13 wins in 1978 and accumulated 136 saves in his 13-season career.

Lavelle currently lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia and coaches baseball at the Virginia Beach campus of Bryant & Stratton College[1]. Lavelle previously was the head coach at Greenbrier Christian Academy in Chesapeake, Virginia,[2] earning his 500th victory in April 2014.[3] He retired from Greenbrier Christian after the 2016 season.

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  2. ^ "Greenbrier Christian Academy Gators Varsity Baseball". Greenbrier Christian Academy. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  3. ^ Staff report (April 23, 2014). "Greenbrier Christian coach earns 500th win". & The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved August 14, 2014.

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