|Second baseman/Third baseman|
September 24, 1952 |
|June 17, 1972, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 1978, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Runs batted in||125|
Rod Gilbreath attended Watkins High School in Laurel, Mississippi. After high school he enrolled in Jones County Junior College.
Gilbreath was selected by Atlanta in the third round (69th overall) of the 1970 Major League Baseball Draft. He progressed through the Braves' farm system and entered the Majors, at age 19, after his promotion from the Double-A Savannah Braves during the midseason of 1972. He divided his next two seasons between Atlanta and the Triple-A Richmond Braves, then played the full seasons of 1975–1978 in Atlanta, exceeding the 100-games played mark during his last three seasons.
In 1976 he led the National League with 20 sacrifice hits.
Gilbreath retired as an active player after the 1980 minor league baseball season. He then rejoined the Braves as a scout, minor league manager, and player development executive. In 2011, he was still a member of the Braves' organization, working as a member of its professional scouting staff.
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