Pete Gebrian

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New Jersey native Pete Gebrian spent just six active years in professional baseball, from 1943 to 1949, five in the minor leagues and one in the big leagues.

Pete also spent two years (1944-1945) in the United States Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. On his return from military service, he spent a short season in 1946 with the Albany Senators of the class A Eastern League, coming up with a 1-3 record and a 3.62 ERA, while appearing in 21 games.

On November 1, 1946, Gebrian was drafted by the Chicago White Sox from the Boston Braves in the 1946 Rule V Draft.

Pete made his major league debut with the Chicago White Sox on May 6, 1947. He appeared in 27 games with the White Sox, compiling a record of 2-3 and a 4.48 ERA. He pitched his last game in the big leagues on September 24th of that year.

Pete spent two more years in active baseball. He was with the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League in 1948 and had a 11-12 record in 32 appearances. Pete's best numbers had come back in 1943, his first year in the game, when he went 16-4 with a 2.20 ERA for the Hornell Maples of the class D PONY League.

Gebrian appeared in just six outings in 1949, his last year, finishing up his minor league career with a 29-19 record and a 3.22 ERA in 88 games.

Pete became a scout for the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates. Gebrian was the New York Mets farm director from 1975 to 1979 and the Scouting Director in 1980.

Peter Gebrian died at the age of 81 on May 6, 2005 in Stuart, FL.

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