Phil Gagliano

Phil Gagliano
Utility player
Born: (1941-12-27)December 27, 1941
Memphis, Tennessee
Died: December 19, 2016(2016-12-19) (aged 74)
Hollister, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1963, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1974, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average .238
Home runs 14
Runs batted in 159
Career highlights and awards

Philip Joseph Gagliano (December 27, 1941 – December 19, 2016) was a Major League Baseball infielder from 1963-1974. His brother, Ralph Gagliano, also played professional baseball. Phil attended Christian Brothers High School (Memphis, TN), and is one of four Christian Brothers High School baseball alums to have played in the World Series along with Lou Chiozza, Tim McCarver, and current Los Angeles Dodger Logan Forsythe. He became a good utility player during his early career with the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs. His most productive season was 1965, during which he played in 122 games, hitting eight home runs and 59 RBI. In his later years, he developed into a pinch-hitter, gaining a .354 batting average in that role for the Boston Red Sox and .366 for the Cincinnati Reds. He died at his home in Hollister, Missouri on December 19, 2016, at the age of 74.[1]


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