Gary Kolb

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Gary Kolb
Outfielder/Utilityman
Born: (1940-03-13) March 13, 1940 (age 74)
Rock Falls, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 7, 1960 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 1, 1969 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Batting average .209
Hits 94
At bats 450
Teams

Gary Alan Kolb (born March 13, 1940, at Rock Falls, Illinois) is a retired American professional baseball player. An outfielder and utilityman, Kolb played all or parts of seven seasons (1960; 1962–1965; 1968–1969) of Major League Baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Braves, New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates. He threw right-handed, batted left-handed, stood 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) tall and weighed 194 lb (88 kg).

Kolb signed with the Cardinals in 1960 after attending the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He spent much of the 1963 season with the Cardinals and batted .271 in 96 at bats. He was traded to the Braves on the eve of the 1964 campaign for catcher Bob Uecker. In part-time service over the rest of his MLB career his batting average never exceeded .218. He was a versatile performer who appeared at every position except shortstop and pitcher at the major league level (although he played every position in the minor leagues).

In his seven-season Major League career, Kolb batted .209 with six home runs and 29 runs batted in. in 1963, he was the last Cardinal to wear uniform #20 before Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock, who was acquired two months after Kolb's trade in 1964.[1] The number has since been retired in Brock's honor.

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