Grant Gillis

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Grant Gillis
Born: (1901-01-24)January 24, 1901
Grove Hill, Alabama
Died: February 4, 1981(1981-02-04) (aged 80)
Thomasville, Alabama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 19, 1927, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
June 25, 1929, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .245
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 23

Grant Gillis (January 24, 1901 – February 4, 1981) was a utility infielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1927 through 1929 for the Washington Senators (1927–28) and Boston Red Sox (1929). Listed at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 165 lb., Gillis batted and threw right-handed. A native of Grove Hill, Alabama,[1] he was signed by Washington out of the University of Alabama. At Alabama he was the first quarterback under Wallace Wade.

In a three-season career, Gillis was a .245 hitter (48-for-196) with 10 RBI and 26 runs in 62 games, including 12 doubles and two triples. He did not hit a home run. As an infielder, he made 59 appearances at second base (30), shortstop (26) and third base (3).

Gillis died in Thomasville, Alabama, at age 80.[1]



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