Del Gainer

Del Gainer

Del Gainer
Del Gainer with the Boston Red Sox
First baseman
Born: November 10, 1886
Montrose, West Virginia
Died: January 29, 1947(1947-01-29) (aged 60)
Elkins, West Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 2, 1909 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1922 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Batting average .272
Hits 438
Stolen bases 54
Teams

Dellos Clinton Gainer (November 10, 1886 – January 29, 1947), nicknamed "Sheriff," was a Major League Baseball first baseman who played 10 seasons in the Major Leagues. In his 10 seasons, Gainer won two World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox and was teammates at different times with Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, and Rogers Hornsby.

Born in [2]

In 1912, Gainer struggled at bat, hitting .240 in 52 games. In 1913, Gainer got the job as the Tigers starting first baseman, hitting .267 in 105 games. After only 1 game in 1914, the Tigers placed Gainer on waivers—which gave Gainer his shot at back-to-back World Series championships with the Red Sox.

In May 1914, Gainer was selected off waivers by the Boston Red Sox from the Tigers. He played five seasons in Boston from 1914 to 1917 and 1919.


In 1915, Red Sox manager [3]

Gainer played in 82 games and hit .295 with 8 triples and 29 RBIs for the 1915 World Series championship team from Boston. He had the 2nd highest batting average of players who had at least 100 at bats for the Red Sox—trailing Tris Speaker. He went on to hit .333 and scored a run for Boston in the 1915 World Series.

Gainer also played for the 1916 World Series champions and got a key pinch-hit single in Game 2 of the [4] In the 1915 and 1916 World Series, Gainer hit a combine .500 getting 2 hits in 4 at-bats.

In 1917, Gainer hit .308 and had the second highest batting average on the Red Sox, trailing only Babe Ruth. Gainer and Ruth were also the only Red Sox players with a slugging percentage above .400.

After two seasons away from the Major Leagues, Gainer played 43 games for the 1922 [5]

External links

  • Baseball-Reference.com
  • BR Bullpen
  • Article: "Chris Shelton Meet Del Gainer"
  • Find a Grave