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Gordon Goldsberry

Gordon Goldsberry
First baseman
Born: (1927-08-30)August 30, 1927
Sacramento, California
Died: February 23, 1996(1996-02-23) (aged 68)
Laguna Hills, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 20, 1949 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1952 for the St. Louis Browns
Career statistics
Batting average .241
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 56
Teams

Gordon Frederick Goldsberry (August 30, 1927 – February 23, 1996) was an American professional baseball player, scout and front-office executive. As a player, he was a first baseman who appeared in 217 Major League Baseball games for the Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Browns between 1949 and 1952. He threw and batted left-handed, stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 170 pounds (77 kg).

Born in Sacramento, California, Goldsberry attended the University of California at Los Angeles. His professional playing career lasted 13 seasons (1944–1956), and included all or part of seven years spent in the top-level Pacific Coast League for the Hollywood Stars, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Oaks and Seattle Rainiers.[1] He spent all of the 1950 and 1952 campaigns in the Major Leagues as a backup first baseman, and in his MLB career he collected 123 hits, including six home runs, 20 doubles and seven triples.

After retiring from the field, Goldsberry became a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers (where he signed future Hall of Famer Robin Yount),[2] and Philadelphia Phillies. When Phillies' manager and former farm system director Dallas Green became general manager of the Cubs following the 1981 season, he brought Goldsberry with him as the Cubs' director of player development and scouting. In 1989, Goldsberry joined the Baltimore Orioles as special assistant to the general manager, Roland Hemond.[3] He served in that role until his February 1996 death from an apparent heart attack[2] in Laguna Hills, California, at the age of 68.

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  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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