|Born: March 12, 1965|
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|June 2, 1997|
for the New York Mets
|July 2, 2000|
for the Los Angeles Dodgers
|Batting average||. Outfielder is a generic term applied to each of the people playing in the three defensive positions in Baseball farthest from the batter A utility infielder is a Baseball player usually someone who does not have a regular starting role on the team who is capable of playing more than one of the four defensive Events 538 - Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Events 455 - The Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Florida Marlins over Cleveland Indians (4-3 Liván Hernández, "Mets" redirects here For the medical term see Metastasis. Events 310 - Pope Miltiades is elected 626 - In fear of assassination Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Caribbean World Series: The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 149|
|Career highlights and awards|
Albert Shawn Gilbert Jr. (known as Shawn Gilbert) is a former major league baseball player. He was born on March 12, 1965 in Camden, New Jersey. Events 538 - Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. The City of Camden is the County seat of Camden County, New Jersey, in the United States. He attended was Agua Fria Union High School in Avondale, Arizona. Agua Fria High School is a high school located in Avondale Arizona. Avondale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates the population of the city is 75403 After high school, he attended Fresno State and Arizona State University. California State University Fresno, commonly referred to as Fresno State and even plainly State, is one of the campuses of California State University Arizona State University ( ASU) is the largest public Research university in the United States under a single administration with total student
Gilbert was drafted four times by for three different teams-the Dodgers, Reds and Twins. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It wasn't until their second try that the Twins were able to finally sign him in 1987. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar)
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. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. 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. Events 455 - The Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar 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. Charles Wells Gipson Jr the father of Dillon Kane Gipson and Charlee Rose Gipson (born December 16, 1972 in Orange California) was an Outfielder Glen F Barker (born May 10, 1971 in Albany New York) is a former Outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the
This second baseman/left fielder's last major league game was July 2, 2000, with the Dodgers. Events 310 - Pope Miltiades is elected 626 - In fear of assassination Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar.
He ended up retiring from professional baseball in 2003 at the age of 38 after playing in the Dodgers and Pirates farm systems in all of 2001, 2002, and 2003. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar.
Willie Banks, David West and Jarvis Brown had been teammates of Gilbert for four seasons, longer than any other teammates. Willie Anthony Banks (born February 27, 1969 in Jersey City New Jersey) was a Pitcher for Major League Baseball 's Minnesota David Lee West (born September 1, 1964 in Memphis Tennessee) is a retired professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1988-1998 Jarvis Ardel Brown (born March 26, 1967) was a major league outfielder who played for the Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves
Gilbert currently lives in Fresno, California and is an assistant baseball coach at Fresno Pacific University.