March 12, 1965 |
Camden, New Jersey
|June 2, 1997, for the New York Mets|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 2, 2000, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Runs batted in||4|
|Representing United States|
|Pan American Games|
Albert Shawn Gilbert Jr. (born March 12, 1965 in Camden, New Jersey) is a former Major League Baseball player. He attended Agua Fria Union High School in Avondale, Arizona. After high school, he attended Fresno State and Arizona State University.
The 5'9", 185 pound Gilbert was not too imposing (some sources say he was as small as 170 pounds), but he held his own in the minors by using his small stature to swipe 40 or more bases in 3 out of 4 seasons between 1988 and 1991. He also hit .372 in 43 at-bats with Visalia in 1988.
Gilbert, who batted and threw right-handed, made his major league debut June 2, 1997. Over the next few years, he bounced between the majors and minors. He ended up swiping only 2 bases in 51 total major league games and hitting .149.
An interesting fact about Gilbert's major league career is in 51 games, he only had 47 at-bats and he scored more runs than had actual hits. Rarely for someone to appear in 50 or more career games does anyone have more runs than hits and more games than at-bats. Two other examples of this are Charles Gipson and Glen Barker.
His last major league game was July 2, 2000, with the Dodgers.
Gilbert is currently the head baseball coach at Servite High School in Anaheim, California.