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 runs0
Runs batted in23

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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