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Sunday BP: Joey Amalfitano retires

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The Giants player development coach, who played with the team in the 1950s and 1960s, is retiring days before his 87th birthday.

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Hello and happy Sunday.

On Saturday it was revealed that Joey Amalfitano, who held a player development role with the San Francisco Giants, was retiring.

Amalfitano, who will turn 87 later this month, had one hell of a journey in baseball. It included three stints as a player with the Giants, including one while the team was still in New York. According to John Shea, Amalfitano was in a Giants jersey at the Polo Grounds when Willie Mays made perhaps the most iconic catch in baseball history.

He managed the Chicago Cubs, and worked as a coach for five different teams, including four seasons in the 1970s with the Giants. And in the latter stages of his career, he turned to consulting and developing.

What an impressive career. 67 years in the big leagues ... enjoy retirement!


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