Jim Gentile Stats

Jim Gentile was born on Sunday, June 3, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Gentile was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 10, 1957, 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 Jim Gentile baseball stats page.

"(Jim) Gentile, though retired, made some baseball news in 2010 when he got a $5,000 bonus from the Orioles . The team had said they'd give him that money if he led the American League in RBI in 1961, but Gentile finished second with 141, just behind Roger Maris (142). however, the New York Times reported in the summer of 2010 that Elias Sports Bureau officially recognized an RBI change that brought Maris back to 141. And so the Orioles presented Gentile with a $5,000 check before a game." - Author Jeff Seidel in Baltimore Orioles: Where Have You Gone? (Sports Publishing, March 1, 2006, Page 40)
Jim Gentile

Jim Gentile Autograph on a 1965 Topps (#365)
Jim Gentile Autograph on a 1965 Topps (#365)

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Birth Name:
James Edward Gentile
Nickname:
Diamond Jim
Born On:
06-03-1934  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Francisco, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (San Francisco, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
09-10-1957 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-30-1966
Draft:
Not Applicable
Jim Gentile

Jim Gentile 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
Jim Gentile

Jim Gentile Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1957 23 Dodgers 4 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .667
1958 24 Dodgers 12 30 0 4 1 0 0 0 4 4 1 6 0 0 0 1 .133 .235 .167
1960 26 Orioles 138 384 67 112 17 0 21 1 98 68 5 72 0 5 7 8 .292 .403 .500
1961 27 Orioles 148 486 96 147 25 2 46 5 141 96 5 106 0 8 11 12 .302 .423 .646
1962 28 Orioles 152 545 80 137 21 1 33 0 87 77 16 100 0 10 7 13 .251 .346 .475
1963 29 Orioles 145 496 65 123 16 1 24 0 72 76 9 101 1 3 6 14 .248 .353 .429
1964 30 Athletics 136 439 71 110 10 0 28 0 71 84 6 122 1 5 4 9 .251 .372 .465
1965 31 Athletics 38 118 14 29 5 0 10 0 22 9 1 26 0 0 1 3 .246 .305 .542
1965 31 Astros 81 227 22 55 11 1 7 0 31 34 7 72 2 1 5 5 .242 .352 .392
1966 32 Astros 49 144 16 35 6 1 7 0 18 21 3 39 1 0 4 3 .243 .355 .444
1966 32 Indians 33 47 2 6 1 0 2 0 4 5 1 18 0 0 0 1 .128 .212 .277
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
9 Years 936 2,922 434 759 113 6 179 6 549 475 54 663 5 32 45 69 .260 .368 .486
Jim Gentile

Jim Gentile Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1957 Dodgers 1B 2 2 30 14 7.0 14 14 0 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.60
1958 Dodgers 1B 8 8 168 53 6.6 52 50 2 1 9 n/a n/a n/a .981 8.36
1960 Orioles 1B 124 95 2,691 944 7.6 937 885 52 7 98 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.40
1961 Orioles 1B 144 137 3,675 1,323 9.2 1,309 1,209 100 14 129 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.62
1962 Orioles 1B 150 149 3,945 1,351 9.0 1,335 1,214 121 16 121 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.14
1963 Orioles 1B 143 138 3,696 1,301 9.1 1,295 1,185 110 6 122 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.46
1964 Athletics 1B 128 128 3,300 1,115 8.7 1,102 1,018 84 13 92 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.02
1965 Athletics 1B 35 29 768 261 7.5 256 239 17 5 24 n/a n/a n/a .981 9.00
1965 Astros 1B 68 62 1,623 591 8.7 587 544 43 4 41 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.77
1966 Astros 1B 43 38 1,056 355 8.3 351 321 30 4 28 n/a n/a n/a .989 8.97
1966 Indians 1B 9 6 183 54 6.0 51 46 5 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .944 7.52
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1B Totals 854 792 21,135 7,362 8.6 7,289 6,725 564 73 671 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.31
9 Years 854 792 21,135 7,362 8.6 7,289 6,725 564 73 671 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.31
Jim Gentile

Jim Gentile Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1957 Dodgers 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 6.0 6.0 6.0 - - -
1958 Dodgers 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 7.5 - - -
1960 Orioles 0 0 .000 39 0 n/a 18.3 5.3 3.9 - - -
1961 Orioles 1 1 .500 11 0 n/a 10.6 4.6 3.4 - - -
1962 Orioles 1 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 16.5 5.5 6.3 - - -
1963 Orioles 1 0 1.000 5 0 n/a 20.7 4.9 6.9 - - -
1964 Athletics 0 0 .000 8 0 n/a 15.7 3.6 6.2 - - -
1965 Athletics 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 11.8 4.5 5.4 - - -
1965 Astros 0 0 .000 14 0 n/a 32.4 3.2 7.3 - - -
1966 Astros 0 0 .000 10 0 n/a 20.6 3.7 8.0 - - -
1966 Indians 0 0 .000 26 1 n/a 23.5 2.6 11.8 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
9 Years 3 1 .750 125 1 n/a 16.3 4.4 5.3 - - -
Jim Gentile

Jim Gentile Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1957 Brooklyn Dodgers 12 $6,800.00 - -
1958 Los Angeles Dodgers 27 $7,500.00 - -
1960 Baltimore Orioles 4 $8,000.00 Stats -
1961 Baltimore Orioles 4 $15,000.00 Stats -
1962 Baltimore Orioles 4 $30,000.00 Stats -
1963 Baltimore Orioles 4 $30,000.00 - -
1964 Kansas City Athletics 6 $29,500.00 - -
1965 Kansas City Athletics 4 $28,500.00 - -
1965 Houston Astros 52 , 4 "     " - -
1966 Houston Astros 4 $26,500.00 - -
1966 Cleveland Indians 12 "     " - -


In 1987, Don Mattingly hit six grand slams setting a new Major League record for grand slams in a season (a record since tied by Travis Hafner in 2006). The previous record holders were Jim Gentile, who had five in the American League in 1961, and Ernie Banks , who had five in the National League in 1955 ( Mr. Cub still holds the record in the senior circuit, also since tied, by Albert Pujols in 2009).

In 1961, the record setting slams hit by Jim Gentile were recorded on May 9, 1961 (#1), May 9, 1961 (#2), July 2, 1961 (#3), July 7, 1961 (#4) and September 22, 1961 (#5).

Jim Gentile hit Two Grand Slams in One Game on May 9, 1961 . It was only the fourth instance in baseball history where one player had two grand slams in the same game , and the first by a Baltimore Orioles player. Pedro Ramos (1st inning) and Paul Giel (2nd inning) were the pitchers who "helped" Diamond Jim make history. [ 2 Grand Slams in 1 Game ]

Jim Gentile, 2 Grand Slams in a 1 Game
Jim Gentile | The Evening Sun | May 10, 1961 | Page 16
Did you know that when Jim Gentile drove in 141 RBI in 1961, he led the American League along with Roger Maris and was the first player in a Baltimore Orioles uniform to capture an RBI Championship (the Orioles were originally the St. Louis Browns who had Del Pratt , Ken Williams and Vern Stephens lead the league in a Browns jersey)?

Last-Modified: August 21, 2018 10:52 AM EST

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