Gino Cimoli Stats

Gino Cimoli was born on Wednesday, December 18, 1929, in San Francisco, California. Cimoli was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 19, 1956, with the Brooklyn Dodgers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Gino Cimoli baseball stats page.

"Gino was a part of history not just as a member of both the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers , but throughout the game of baseball because of his role in the first-ever big league game on the West Coast. The rivalry between the Dodgers and Giants picked up where it left off in New York and Gino was the fortunate one to lead off that afternoon in his hometown." - Los Angeles Dodger Press Release (Ken Gurnick, 'First West Coast batter Cimoli dies at 81', 02/13/2011, Source )
Gino Cimoli

Gino Cimoli Autograph on a 1960 Topps Baseball Card (#58 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1960top01' title='1960 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Gino Cimoli Autograph on a 1960 Topps Baseball Card (#58 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Gino Nicholas Cimoli
Nickname:
None
Born On:
12-18-1929  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Francisco, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-12-2011 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Roseville, California
Cemetery:
Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Santa Rosa, California
High School:
Galileo High School (San Francisco, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
04-19-1956 (Age 26)
Last Game:
05-07-1965
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $15,000
Gino Cimoli

Gino Cimoli Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Gino Cimoli

Gino Cimoli Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1956 27 Dodgers 73 36 3 4 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 8 1 0 0 1 .111 .135 .139
1957 28 Dodgers 142 532 88 156 22 5 10 0 57 39 1 86 10 5 4 11 .293 .343 .410
1958 29 Dodgers 109 325 35 80 6 3 9 0 27 18 0 49 6 0 3 16 .246 .292 .366
1959 30 Cardinals 143 519 61 145 40 7 8 0 72 37 2 83 7 4 2 19 .279 .327 .430
1960 31 Pirates 101 307 36 82 14 4 0 0 28 32 3 43 3 2 1 9 .267 .336 .339
1961 32 Pirates 21 67 4 20 3 1 0 0 6 2 0 13 0 0 0 4 .299 .319 .373
1961 32 Braves 37 117 12 23 5 0 3 0 4 11 0 15 3 0 0 3 .197 .266 .316
1962 33 Athletics 152 550 67 151 20 15 10 0 71 40 2 89 8 6 2 12 .275 .323 .420
1963 34 Athletics 145 529 56 139 19 11 4 0 48 39 3 72 5 6 2 12 .263 .313 .363
1964 35 Athletics 4 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
1964 35 Orioles 38 58 6 8 3 2 0 0 3 2 1 13 0 1 0 1 .138 .164 .259
1965 36 Angels 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
10 Years 969 3,054 370 808 133 48 44 0 321 221 13 474 43 25 14 89 .265 .315 .383
Gino Cimoli

Gino Cimoli Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1956 Dodgers CF 8 1 78 9 1.1 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.12
1956 Dodgers LF 52 1 258 29 0.6 28 28 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.93
1956 Dodgers RF 4 2 66 3 0.8 2 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 0.82
1957 Dodgers CF 25 20 588 57 2.3 57 54 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.62
1957 Dodgers LF 80 65 1,800 137 1.7 132 129 3 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.98
1957 Dodgers RF 52 48 1,257 88 1.7 87 82 5 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .989 1.87
1958 Dodgers CF 69 59 1,545 144 2.1 142 136 6 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.48
1958 Dodgers LF 33 12 468 40 1.2 37 33 4 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .925 2.13
1958 Dodgers RF 12 8 234 15 1.3 15 15 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.73
1959 Cardinals CF 95 90 2,001 197 2.1 191 183 8 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.58
1959 Cardinals LF 47 12 513 38 0.8 38 37 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1959 Cardinals RF 56 25 846 41 0.7 41 38 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.31
1960 Pirates CF 58 54 1,419 135 2.3 130 128 2 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.47
1960 Pirates LF 27 8 306 23 0.9 22 22 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.94
1960 Pirates RF 17 15 429 30 1.8 29 27 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.83
1961 Braves CF 30 27 738 62 2.1 61 61 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.23
1961 Pirates CF 5 5 135 20 4.0 19 18 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .950 3.80
1961 Pirates LF 14 12 306 17 1.2 17 17 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1961 Braves RF 1 1 27 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1962 Athletics CF 11 10 234 17 1.5 17 17 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.96
1962 Athletics LF 5 4 102 9 1.8 9 8 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.38
1962 Athletics RF 138 124 3,366 219 1.6 211 205 6 8 2 n/a n/a n/a .963 1.69
1963 Athletics CF 15 15 336 26 1.7 25 25 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.01
1963 Athletics LF 2 2 54 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1963 Athletics RF 128 117 3,138 243 1.9 240 228 12 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.07
1964 Orioles CF 2 2 48 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.56
1964 Orioles LF 11 1 66 3 0.3 2 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 0.82
1964 Athletics LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1964 Orioles RF 23 11 324 24 1.0 22 22 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .917 1.83
1964 Athletics RF 3 2 57 6 2.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.84
1965 Angels RF 1 1 18 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1965 Angels RF 1 1 18 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
RF Totals 436 355 9,780 672 1.5 656 628 28 16 7 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.81
CF Totals 318 283 7,122 668 2.1 652 632 20 16 3 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.47
LF Totals 272 117 3,876 299 1.1 288 279 9 11 1 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.01
10 Years 1,026 755 20,778 1,639 1.6 1,596 1,539 57 43 11 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.07
Gino Cimoli

Gino Cimoli Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1956 Dodgers 1 0 1.000 4 12 n/a 0.0 4.5 9.0 - - -
1957 Dodgers 3 1 .750 3 4 n/a 53.2 6.2 9.3 - - -
1958 Dodgers 3 3 .500 9 6 n/a 36.1 6.6 12.0 - - -
1959 Cardinals 7 0 1.000 3 2 n/a 64.9 6.3 7.2 - - -
1960 Pirates 1 0 1.000 11 2 n/a 0.0 7.1 11.0 - - -
1961 Pirates 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 5.2 11.2 - - -
1961 Braves 1 0 1.000 7 1 n/a 39.0 7.8 29.3 - - -
1962 Athletics 2 1 .667 7 2 n/a 55.0 6.2 7.7 - - -
1963 Athletics 3 1 .750 9 1 n/a 132.3 7.3 11.0 - - -
1964 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.0 0.0 - - -
1964 Orioles 0 0 .000 7 0 n/a 0.0 4.5 19.3 - - -
1965 Angels 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 5.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
10 Years 21 6 .778 65 30 n/a 69.4 6.4 9.5 - - -
Gino Cimoli

Gino Cimoli Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1956 Brooklyn Dodgers 9 Undetermined - Stats
1957 Brooklyn Dodgers 9 Undetermined Stats -
1958 Los Angeles Dodgers 9 Undetermined - -
1959 St. Louis Cardinals 22 Undetermined - -
1960 Pittsburgh Pirates 20 Undetermined - Stats
1961 Pittsburgh Pirates 20 Undetermined - -
1961 Milwaukee Braves 19 Undetermined - -
1962 Kansas City Athletics 4 Undetermined - -
1963 Kansas City Athletics 4 Undetermined - -
1964 Kansas City Athletics 4 Undetermined - -
1964 Baltimore Orioles 20 Undetermined - -
1965 Los Angeles Angels 24 Undetermined - -


On April 15, 1958 , Gino Cimoli, batting leadoff on Opening Day at Seals Stadium, stepped into the batter's box and struck out, courtesy of Ruben Gomez . The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants were each playing their first game after each relocating from the east coast ( New York and Brooklyn respectively) making Cimoli the first Major League batter in the first regular season game played on the west coast.

During that same game, Cimoli became the first LOS ANGELES Dodgers to wear #9 onto the field, and since Gino was with the Dodgers the year before, he was the last BROOKLYN Dodger to wear #9 onto the field ( September 29, 1957 ).

Dodgers vs Giants First Game Box Score
Dodgers vs Giants | First Major League Game | April 15, 1958 | The Chicago Tribune
The Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967 | formerly existing as the Philadelphia Athletics from 1901-1954) had three players lead the league in triples during their time in K.C. , Harry Simpson (11 triples in 1956 ), Gino Cimoli (15 triples in 1962 ), and Bert Campaneris (12 triples in 1965 ). Since the franchise moved to Oakland in 1968 , no A's player has led the American League in triples , or matched the total stroked by Cimoli in 1962 .

During Game 7 of the 1960 World Series , Gino Cimoli was called off the Pittsburgh Pirates ' bench to pinch hit for reliever Roy Face , the Bucs were trailing the New York Yankees 7-4, in the bottom of the 8th inning. Cimoli smacked a single to right field against Yankee reliever Bobby Shantz , starting an incredible five-run rally that gave the Pirates a 9-7 lead. The Bronx Bombers rallied, tied it, and ultimately set the stage for the truly historic Bill Mazeroski walk-off bottom-of-the-ninth-inning World Series winning home run.

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