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Catalog Number 2009.030.074
Description Plaque commemorating Don Gile of San Mateo High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 4, 2002. Plaque includes image of Gile and a brief biography: "Don Gile, a San Mateo High School grad who spent a year at the College of San Mateo, became one of the greatest catchers ever produced in San Mateo County. His prodigious slugging skills took him all the way to the major leagues for four seasons with the Boston Red Sox from 1959 to 1962. At the University of Arizona, he helped to lead his team to the College World Series in his junior and senior seasons. In his last big-league at-bat, he powered a homer against the Senators."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Don Gile Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 4, 2002
Inscription Text "ALPINE / AWARDS / & IMPRINTED SPORTSWEAR, INC. / Foster City… "(gold and black sticker on bottom back right corner, complete with locations, phone numbers and website information); "1972 / ALPINE AWARDS / 30th / ANNIVERSARY / INCORPORATED / 2002" (green and gold sticker left back bottom corner)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
San Mateo County Times
Baseball-Boston Red Sox
San Mateo High School
College of San Mateo
Gile, Don
Subjects Sports
Baseball players
Boston Red Sox
People Gile, Don