Tookie Gilbert

Positions:
Bats: L Throws: R
Height: 74 Weight: 185
Born: Thursday, April 04, 1929 in New Orleans, LA USA
Died: 6 23 1967 in New Orleans, LA USA
Debut: 5/5/1950
Last Game: 9/27/1953
Full Name: Harold Joseph Gilbert

 

Tookie Gilbert’s baseball career started out in classical “boy wonder” fashion. Coming from a family with strong baseball bloodlines, he was a two-sport all-star in high school in the mid-1940s. He was heavily recruited by five major-league teams, ultimately signing with the New York Giants for a hefty $50,000 bonus.

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