Charlie Gilbert

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Charlie Gilbert
Center fielder
Born:(1919-07-08)July 8, 1919
New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: August 13, 1983(1983-08-13) (aged 64)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Batted: LeftThrew: Left
MLB debut
April 16, 1940, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1947, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting Average.229
Home Runs5
RBI55
Teams

Charles Mader Gilbert (July 8, 1919 – August 13, 1983) was an American professional baseball outfielder who appeared in 364 games, mostly as a center fielder, in Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1940), Chicago Cubs (1941–1943 and 1946) and Philadelphia Phillies (1946–1947). He threw and batted left-handed and stood 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and weighed 165 pounds (75 kg).

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he was the son of former MLB outfielder and longtime minor-league manager Larry Gilbert; his brother Tookie also played in the majors.

Charlie Gilbert served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. [1] He joined the Dodgers in his second pro season, in 1940. In his third MLB game, on April 23, 1940, he hit a pair of home runs against the Boston Bees in an 8–3 Brooklyn victory at Ebbets Field. [2] He thus became the first player, and one of three men in the history of the Dodgers' franchise, to have a multi-home-run game in his first five starts; the others are Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig. [3]

He died at age 64 in New Orleans.

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