Tomás Gustavo Gil Guillén was born in Caracas, Venezuela on this day in 1939. He died in 2015.
We knew him as Gus Gil who played with Cleveland (1967) then the Seattle Pilots who became the Milwaukee Brewers (1969-71).
Gil's career was very short: a .186 hitter over 227 games. He was primarily a defensive replacement in the infield and occasional pinch hitter.
On August 16, 1970, Gil had the winning hit that scored Davey May. It was a meaningless game for both teams.
However, the victory sparked the post game celebration that brought Bernie Brewer down from top of the scoreboard. He had been living up there until the team drew 40.000 fans.
I was there, saw the hit and enjoyed the celebration.
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