Gary Robert Lavelle (born January 3, 1949 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is a retired professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball from 1974–1985 and 1987.
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 is listed at number 89 in MLB's all-time saves list, with 136 career saves.
He now lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia and coaches baseball at Greenbrier Christian Academy in Chesapeake, Virginia, earning his 500th victory in April 2014.
By Dean Hanley
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