Norm Gigon was born on Thursday, May 12, 1938, in Teaneck, New Jersey. Gigon was 28 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 12, 1967, with the Chicago Cubs. 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 Norm Gigon baseball stats page.
"Without him (his high school baseball coach), I would have never become a player. Norm Gigon, a former professional, infielder with the Phillies and Cubs , taught me how to catch even though he wasn't a pro. He reinforced my abilities; and early professional teachers reinforced what Gigon taught." - Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon in The Standard Speaker (Hazleton, PA. May 19, 1996. Page 22)
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Norm Gigon said, "Everything that has happened to me so far this spring has been a surprise. I didn't know I was playing yesterday until I read the papers the day before. I gave all my equipment award except a glove two years ago. I felt I wasn't getting a chance to make the majors and I didn't want to spend my career in the minors. But
promised me the
would give me an opportunity and they did." The surprise the day (
April 23, 1967
) he made that quote in
The Pittsburgh Press
was a fifth inning, two-strike, two-out, two men on base home run, the first and only homer of his Major League career.
Norm Gigon | 1967 Topps Baseball Card (#576) | Baseball Almanac Collection
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