Don Gile

Don Gile
First baseman/Catcher
Born: (1935-04-19) April 19, 1935
Modesto, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 25, 1959, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1962, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .150
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 9

Donald Loren Gile (born April 19, 1935 in Modesto, California) is a former utility first baseman/catcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1959 through 1962 for the Boston Red Sox. Nicknamed "Bear" — he was listed at 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) and 220 pounds (100 kg) — Gile batted and threw right-handed. He was signed by Boston out of the University of Arizona.

Over four-seasons, Gile hit .150 (18-for-120) with three home runs and nine RBI in 58 games, including 12 runs, 2 doubles and 1 triple.

Gile played 31 games at first base and committed 2 errors in 224 chances for a .994 fielding%. In 19 appearances as a catcher, he posted a perfect 1.000 F% in 39 chances.


  • Was a member of the Arizona Wildcats in the 1954 College World Series.
  • In the second game of a doubleheader, Gile hit a bottom-of-the-ninth two-run home run in his final major league at-bat (September 30, 1962) giving Boston a 3-1 victory over Washington.

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