Ralph Gagliano

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Ralph Gagliano
Pinch runner
Born: (1946-10-08) October 8, 1946 (age 70)
Memphis, Tennessee
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 21, 1965, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 1965, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Games played 1
Runs scored 0

Ralph Michael Gagliano (born October 8, 1946) is an American former professional baseball player. He appeared in one Major League Baseball game for the Cleveland Indians on September 21, 1965, during which he recorded no at-bats.[1] He has no "official" fielding position since he entered the game as a pinch-runner. He is the brother of Phil Gagliano.[2]

Gagliano entered his only MLB game in the ninth inning of a 9–4 loss to Mel Stottlemyre and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. With one out, Cleveland shortstop Larry Brown hit an infield single to third base and Gagliano pinch ran for him. The next batter, Richie Scheinblum, grounded into a force play, second baseman Bobby Richardson to shortstop Bobby Murcer, and Gagliano was retired.[3] Although that was the only game Gagliano appeared in at the Major League level, he played four years of minor league baseball, mostly as a shortstop.


  1. ^ Schneider, Russell (2004). The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia (3 ed.). Sports Publishing LLC. p. 290. ISBN 978-1-58261-840-1. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ralph Gagliano". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  3. ^ 1965-9-21 box score from Retrosheet