April 19, 1935 |
|September 25, 1959, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1962, for the Boston Red Sox|
|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.
- 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.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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