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Joe Lefebvre #5

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- Lefebvre will begin his 20th campaign overall in the Giants' 2014 he will continue to work as one of the club's Major League hitting coaches.
- Lefebvre was in uniform for the first time in five years in August of 2011, working closely with current hitting coach Hensley Meulens.
- From 2008-2011, Lefebvre worked as a senior advisor of pro-scouting to general manager Brian Sabean, providing evaluations on both major and minor league levels.
- Prior to moving to the Giants' front office, he served on the Giants' coaching staff from 2002-07...manned first base coaching box for NL Champion SF while also assisting hitting instructor Gene Clines in 2002...from 2003-07 was the club's hitting coach, working with some of the games finest hitters.
- Worked as the Giants' Triple-A hitting coach from 1996-98 and the club's coordinator of minor league hitting from addition to his minor league duties, spent time with the big league club during both spring training and regular season during 2000 and 2001 campaigns.
- Prior to joining San Francisco, he was an instructor in the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies systems.

- Played six seasons in the Majors as an outfielder with the New York Yankees (1980), San Diego Padres (1981-83) and Philadelphia Phillies (1983-86) before having his career cut short due to injury.
- Compiled .258 career batting avg. with 31 HRs and 130 RBI in 447 games.
- Suffered torn cartilage and ligament damage in his right knee in June 1984 and missed all of 1985 while rehabilitating.
- Returned to the big leagues in 1986, but was forced to retire after playing in only 14 games.
- Broke in with the Yankees and homered for his first ML hit, connecting off Dave Stieb at Toronto on May 22, 1980.
- Homered in his first two Major League games to tie the American League record.
- Enjoyed his finest season in 1983, hitting combined .306 in 119 games for the Padres and Phillies.
- Was originally the Yankees' third round selection in June 1977 draft.

- Married (Julie).
- Has two children (son, Gregory and daughter, Kristin).
- Graduated from Concord (NH) High School, where he played baseball, basketball and soccer.
- Was high school teammate of Giants general manager Brian Sabean.
- Attended Eckerd (FL) College, where he was All-American MVP in Division II College World Series as sophomore.

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