|Born:July 8, 1919|
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Died: August 13, 1983 64) (aged|
New Orleans, Louisiana
|April 16, 1940, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1947, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
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.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. 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.
He died at age 64 in New Orleans.
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