Pat Gillick Baseball HOF Stats Bat
• 34 inch baseball bat
• National Baseball Hall of Fame logo
• Engraved and hand colored name, and statistics
Pat Gillick Baseball HOF Stats Bat – Pat Gillick built it – again and again and again.
At every stop, they came: Victories, fans and championships.
Gillick, who spent 27 years as a general manager in the big leagues, was born Aug. 22, 1937, in Chico, Calif. The son of minor league pitcher Larry Gillick and actress Thelma Daniels, Gillick began his baseball career as a left-handed pitcher. He was a member of the University of Southern California team that won the College World Series in 1958, and he pitched for five seasons in the Orioles’ minor league system.
Gillick retired as a player in 1963 when he became the assistant farm director for the Houston Colt 45’s. After scouting for the Astros for several years, Gillick was hired as the Yankees’ scouting director in 1974, then became the Blue Jays assistant general manager just prior to their inaugural season of 1977. In Toronto, Gillick quickly ascended to the general manager’s role in 1978 – building the Jays into a powerhouse over the course of the next seven seasons. In 1985, Toronto won its first American League East title, followed up with two more division crowns in 1989 and 1991 and won back-to-back World Series championships in 1992 and 1993.
(Biography from baseballhall.org)