Gary Kolb Stats

Gary Kolb was born on Wednesday, March 13, 1940, in Rock Falls, Illinois. Kolb was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 7, 1960, with the St. Louis Cardinals. 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 Gary Kolb baseball stats page.

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"I dreamed the Pirate plane crashed and I was the only survivor. Then you know what happened? They called up the entire Columbus club and I still didn't play." - Gary Kolb in Sports Illustrated (August 4, 1969, Explaining how it is to be 25th man on a 25-man team)

Gary Kolb

Gary Kolb Autograph on a 1968 Topps Baseball Card (#407 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1968top01' title='1968 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Gary Kolb Autograph on a 1968 Topps Baseball Card (#407 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Gary Alan Kolb
Nickname:
None
Born On:
03-13-1940  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Rock Falls, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-03-2019 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Charleston, West Virginia
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Rock Falls High School (Rock Falls, IL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
09-07-1960 (Age 20)
Last Game:
09-01-1969
Draft:
Not Applicable

Gary Kolb

Gary Kolb Pitching Stats

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Gary Kolb Hitting Stats

1960 20 Cardinals 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1962 22 Cardinals 6 14 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 .357 .400 .357
1963 23 Cardinals 75 96 23 26 1 5 3 0 10 22 0 26 0 1 0 1 .271 .403 .479
1964 24 Braves 36 64 7 12 1 0 0 0 2 6 1 10 1 0 0 0 .188 .257 .203
1965 25 Braves 24 27 3 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 2 .259 .286 .259
1965 25 Mets 40 90 8 15 2 0 1 0 7 3 0 28 0 1 0 2 .167 .191 .222
1968 28 Pirates 74 119 16 26 4 1 2 0 6 11 2 17 2 0 0 2 .218 .285 .319
1969 29 Pirates 29 37 4 3 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 14 0 0 0 0 .081 .128 .108
7 Years 293 450 63 94 9 6 6 0 29 46 3 104 3 2 0 8 .209 .281 .296

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Gary Kolb Fielding Stats

1960 Cardinals CF 1 0 9 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1960 Cardinals LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1960 Cardinals RF 1 0 15 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1962 Cardinals LF 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1962 Cardinals RF 5 4 105 9 1.8 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.31
1963 Cardinals 3B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1963 Cardinals C 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 18.00
1963 Cardinals LF 25 1 234 18 0.7 18 18 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
1963 Cardinals RF 35 19 612 35 1.0 34 33 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.50
1964 Braves 2B 6 6 123 16 2.7 14 5 9 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .875 3.07
1964 Braves 3B 7 4 120 13 1.9 11 3 8 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .846 2.48
1964 Braves C 2 0 15 6 3.0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 10.80
1964 Braves CF 3 2 39 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.38
1964 Braves LF 5 0 39 2 0.4 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.38
1964 Braves RF 8 3 105 10 1.3 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1965 Mets CF 10 10 237 16 1.6 16 16 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.82
1965 Braves CF 3 2 60 4 1.3 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1965 Mets LF 10 6 144 10 1.0 9 8 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 1.69
1965 Braves LF 9 1 57 5 0.6 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.37
1965 Mets RF 9 7 189 14 1.6 14 11 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1965 Braves RF 2 0 21 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1965 Mets 1B 1 0 9 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1965 Mets 3B 1 0 15 2 2.0 1 0 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .500 1.80
1968 Pirates 2B 1 1 15 3 3.0 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.40
1968 Pirates 3B 4 3 81 9 2.3 8 3 5 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .889 2.67
1968 Pirates C 10 2 92 20 2.0 20 17 3 0 1 0 1 1 1.000 5.87
1968 Pirates CF 1 0 6 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1968 Pirates LF 6 3 111 3 0.5 2 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 0.49
1968 Pirates RF 18 13 360 36 2.0 34 31 3 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.55
1969 Pirates C 7 5 129 33 4.7 33 29 4 0 0 3 2 0 1.000 6.91
RF Totals 78 46 1,407 106 1.4 103 96 7 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.98
LF Totals 57 11 591 39 0.7 37 36 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .949 1.69
C Totals 20 7 239 61 3.1 61 54 7 0 1 3 4 1 1.000 6.89
CF Totals 18 14 351 26 1.4 25 25 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.92
3B Totals 13 7 222 24 1.8 20 6 14 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .833 2.43
2B Totals 7 7 138 19 2.7 17 7 10 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .895 3.33
1B Totals 1 0 9 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
7 Years 194 92 2,957 278 1.4 266 227 39 12 8 3 4 1 .957 2.43

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Gary Kolb Miscellaneous Stats

1960 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 8 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1962 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.7 0.0 - - -
1963 Cardinals 2 1 .667 10 12 n/a 32.0 3.7 9.6 - - -
1964 Braves 3 2 .600 5 8 n/a 0.0 6.4 32.0 - - -
1965 Braves 0 0 .000 9 6 n/a 0.0 4.5 27.0 - - -
1965 Mets 3 0 1.000 12 1 n/a 90.0 3.2 12.9 - - -
1968 Pirates 2 1 .667 36 10 n/a 59.5 7.0 19.8 - - -
1969 Pirates 0 0 .000 21 2 n/a 0.0 2.6 12.3 - - -
7 Years 10 4 .714 93 47 n/a 75.0 4.3 15.5 - - -

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Gary Kolb Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1960 St. Louis Cardinals 22 Undetermined - -
1962 St. Louis Cardinals 20 Undetermined - -
1963 St. Louis Cardinals 20 Undetermined - -
1964 Milwaukee Braves 27 Undetermined - -
1965 Milwaukee Braves 27 Undetermined - -
1965 New York Mets 18 Undetermined - -
1968 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 Undetermined - -
1969 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 Undetermined - -
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Gary Alan Kolb was a Major League Baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals ( 1960 , 1962 - 1963 ), Milwaukee Braves ( 1964 - 1965 ), New York Mets ( 1965 ) and Pittsburgh Pirates ( 1968 - 1969 ). Gary was a light-hitting, good-fielding, highly versatile utility player who finished his 7-year career playing every position except pitcher and shortstop, 194 games played in 7 different positions, only 12 total errors committed!

Did you know that Gary Kolb, whose rookie baseball card appears below, was the first big leaguer out of Rock Falls High School, in Rock Falls, Illinois? Fifty-seven years later, the next Rock Falls alumni made his debut, who was it? [ Answer ]
Gary Kolb Baseball Card
Gary Kolb | 1964 Topps Baseball Card (#119 | Checklist ) | Baseball Almanac Collection

Did you know that when Gary Kolb walked off the field, on October 3, 1965 , he became the last MILWAUKEE Braves player to ever wear #27 in a regular season game, due to the franchise relocating to Atlanta the following season?

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