Friday, July 06, 2012

R.I.P Craig Appel aka The Rally Pumpkin

Sad news to report this morning. One of the most iconic SF Giants fans passed away earlier this week. His name was Craig Appel, but he was also known as The Rally Pumpkin. He was the larger than life figure that would dress up in all orange and attend games at AT&T Park or on the road rooting, cheering, and dancing for his beloved Giants.

His connection with the team went a bit further since he was also the team bus driver whenever they played games in Los Angeles and San Diego. Unfortunately, his stint as the team driver ended in 2010, but that didn't stop him from cheering for his Giants as they marched towards their first World Championship in San Francisco.

We here at the Sons of Johnnie LeMaster met Craig a number of times, and he was a die-hard SF Giants fan.

R.I.P Rally Pumpkin

The Rally Pumpkin

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