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Player: Gentile, Sam


Position: OF/PH

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Samuel Christopher Gentile (b. October 12, 1916 in Charlestown, MA – d. May 4, 1998 in Everett, MA) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Braves during its 1943 season, being used exclusively as a pinch hitter and pinch runner in just eight games.

Gentile was at St. John's University from 1935-38 and played in the Boston Red Sox minor league organization from 1937-42. He hit .392 in the Bi-State League in 1939.

In April 1943 he signed as a free agent with the Braves, and that same month he was playing in the majors. During his eight games for the 1943 Boston Braves, he went 1-for-4 with the bat and never played in the field. Generally a .300 hitter in the minors, Gentile was an outfielder there.

Thereafter, he served in WW2 in the US Navy, and came back in 1946 to play again in the minors.

Through the middle of 2009, eight major leaguers have been born in Charlestown, MA. All of them were born before 1886 except for Gentile, who was born there in 1916.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


This player has no additional cards on Baseball Amore.


Sam is part of the Military Service during Wartime Tour – go to the Next Stop

Sam is also part of the Braves Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop

Sam has no baseball cards at TCDB

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