Gil Torres

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Torres and the second or maternal family name is Núñez.
Gil Torres
Infielder
Born: (1915-08-23)August 23, 1915
Regla, Cuba
Died: January 10, 1983(1983-01-10) (aged 67)
Regla, Cuba
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 25, 1940, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 14, 1946, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Batting average .252
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 119
Teams

Don Gilberto Torres Núñez (August 23, 1915 – January 10, 1983) was a Cuban professional baseball player who appeared in 346 games in the Major Leagues for the 1940 and 19441946 Washington Senators. The native of Regla, Cuba, was a shortstop and third baseman who stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 155 pounds (70 kg). He threw and batted right-handed.

Torres' professional career extended for 21 seasons (1935–1955), and he played almost 1,350 games in minor league baseball. He was the Senators' starting third baseman in 1944 and their starting shortstop in 1945, the final two seasons of the World War II manpower shortage in baseball. His 320 MLB hits included 40 doubles and 11 triples.

He was the son of Ricardo Torres, a catcher and first baseman in professional baseball who played in 22 games for the Senators between 1920–1922. Torres was first signed to a US professional contract with the Milwaukee Brewers of the American Association upon the recommendation of fellow Cuban player Joe Olivares.[1]

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  1. ^ Levy. Sam (February 23, 1944). "Left Handed Catcher". Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved 2016-03-20.