Gus Gil, Venezuelan baseball player, Died at 76


Tomas Gustavo Gil Guillén was born on April 19, 1939, and died on December 8, 2015.

Tomas was a second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians, Seattle Pilots and Milwaukee Brewers in parts of four seasons spanning 1967 to 1971.

LIsted at 5′ 10″, 180 lb. Gil batted and threw right handed.

Tomas was born in Caracas, Venezuela.

Tomas was a sure-handed fielder with a career fielding percentage that was 8 points higher than the league average over the span of his playing career.

Unfortunately, like many infielders of his time, Tomas was a light hitter, and his major league career coincided with what has been called the second deadball era, when batting averages and run production in both leagues were at an unusually low level.

Tomas was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cincinnati Reds in 1959.

He spent the next seven seasons playing in the minor leagues before being purchased by the Indians in 1966.

Tomas joined the Indians’ major league club in 1967, at the age of 27.

Tomas Gustavo Gil Guillen passed away at age 76 in December 2015.