Gillick, Pat

Lawrence Patrick David Gillick
Born: August 22, 1937, Chico, California
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 2011

A baseball "lifer" for more than 50 years, Pat Gillick made the transition from a sore armed minor league pitcher to a team executive, brilliant at recognizing talent and building ball clubs. Scouting and player development stints with the Houston Astros and New York Yankees led to 27 seasons as a general manager with four teams, earning 11 postseason berths and 20 winning seasons. Gillick's leadership brought the Toronto Blue Jays their first-ever Fall Classic titles in 1992 and 1993, took the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners to the playoffs and earned a championship crown for the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies.

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Did You Know: 
that Pat Gillick played for the 1958 USC baseball team that won the College World Series?