Note: This page discusses announcer and 1940s minor leaguer Earl Gillespie. For the college coach of the same name, click here.
Earl William Gillespie, Jr.
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.
- High School Lane Technical High School
- Born July 25, 1922 in Chicago, IL USA
- Died December 12, 2003 in West Allis, WI USA
Earl Gillespie worked as the Milwaukee Braves radio announcer from 1953 to 1963. He also performed television and radio announcing for the National Football League's Green Bay Packers, as well as Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He had previously been the broadcaster for the minor league Milwaukee Brewers.
He played in the minor leagues from 1940 to 1942 and again in 1946. The first baseman hit .269 in 368 career at-bats. He hit .236 and slugged .355 his first season, with the Green Bay Bluejays. In 1941, he batted .283/.383/.388 between the Green Bay Blue Sox and the Fond du Lac Panthers. During 1942, he hit .265/?/.355 with 30 doubles (tied for 4th in the Wisconsin State League for the Bluejays. He missed 1943-1945 while serving in the US Army Air Forces. He returned to Green Bay in 1946 to hit .279/?/.372 with 25 doubles.
- Bob Buege: "Blaine Walsh and Earl Gillespie", in Gregory H. Wolf, ed.: Thar's Joy in Braveland: The 1957 Milwaukee Braves, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 278-286. ISBN 978-1933599717
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