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Gil McDougald


A short bio from the Helmar “This Great Game” card back: Gil uses one of the strangest batting stances in the game, standing very open to the pitcher. Says it helps him hit the breaking ball. No less an expert than Hall of Famer and batting champion Rogers Hornsby, who managed Gil at Beaumont, Texas, sanctioned the style. A Swiss Army Knife of sorts, McDougald plays all over the diamond, but prefers second base if he could choose. Gil hails from San Francisco and has been hailed as successor on the Bombers to fellow Bay Area ballplayer Joe DiMaggio.


Birth Date: May 19, 1928
Birth Location: San Francisco, CA
Death Date: November 28, 2010
Death Location: Monmouth County NJ, USA
Weight: 175 lb
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 20, 1951
Final Game Date: October 2, 1960
Years Played: 10
Games Played: 1,336
At Bats: 4,676
Runs: 697
Hits: 1,291
Doubles: 187
Triples: 51
Home Runs: 112
RBIs: 576
Stolen Bases: 45
Base on Balls: 559
Batting Average: 0.276
Position: Second Baseman

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