October 12, 1954 |
|September 2, 1980, for the California Angels|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 5, 1980, for the California Angels|
|Runs batted in||6|
The son of Al Kubski, a former minor league player and manager and longtime MLB scout, Gil was born in Longview, Texas, graduated from high school in Granada Hills, California, and was selected by the Angels in the first round of the 1975 January Major League Baseball Draft after playing at California State University, Northridge. He threw right-handed, batted left-handed, and was listed as 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall and 185 pounds (84 kg).
Kubski's playing career lasted for eight pro seasons, with his 22-game MLB trial occurring during his sixth season in organized baseball in 1980. He started 15 games and appeared as a defensive replacement or pinch hitter in seven more. His 16 MLB hits included three doubles. He retired as an active player in 1982 after 859 games in pro ball.
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