Al Gallagher

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Al Gallagher
Third baseman
Born: (1945-10-19)October 19, 1945
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died: December 6, 2018(2018-12-06) (aged 73)
Fresno, California, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 7, 1970, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1973, for the California Angels
MLB statistics
Batting average.263
Home runs11
Runs batted in130

Alan Mitchell Edward George Patrick Henry Gallagher (October 19, 1945 – December 6, 2018) was an American professional baseball player who played four seasons for the San Francisco Giants and California Angels of Major League Baseball. He played in 442 games during his career in which he had 1,264 at bats, 333 hits, 114 runs, 11 home runs, 130 RBIs, 42 doubles, 9 triples, and 7 stolen bases. He also had 164 strikeouts and was walked 138 times. Gallagher was the first San Francisco native to play for the Giants.[1]


In 1977, Gallagher managed the Texas City Stars of the Lone Star League, capturing the second half title. From 1995 to 1997 "Dirty Al" was the manager of the Bend Bandits (Bend, Oregon) of the Western Baseball League. From 1998 to 2000 he managed the Madison Blackwolf (Madison, WI) of the Northern League. In 2001 he was a bench coach for the Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs (Albany, NY).In 2002, Al managed the Duluth–Superior Dukes of the Independent Northern League and stayed with the organization following its move to Kansas City following the 2002 season. From 2003 to 2006 he managed the Kansas City T-Bones in Kansas City, Kansas of the Northern League. On October 16, 2006, Al was fired by the T-Bones but quickly found work with the St. Joseph Blacksnakes of the American Association. He managed the Blacksnakes through the 2007 season, when the team disbanded.

Gallagher died on December 6, 2018, in Fresno, California.[2] He was remembered by SFGate as "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."[3]


  1. ^ Group, Gary Peterson | Bay Area News (December 10, 2018). "The color of dirt — one of the Giants' all-time characters dies at 73". The Mercury News. Archived from the original on January 25, 2021. Retrieved April 3, 2024.
  2. ^ Remembering a baseball character called ‘Dirty Al’
  3. ^ Shea, By John (December 8, 2018). "Former Giants third baseman 'Dirty Al' Gallagher dies". SFGATE. Archived from the original on November 25, 2023. Retrieved April 3, 2024.

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