Schmees Goes, Gilbert Stays

In a Sunday double header against New Orleans at Sulphur Dell on June 22, 1958, Buddy Gilbert and George Schmees lead Nashville to its fifth and sixth consecutive wins, 9-3 and 8-6.

Schmees has four hits in eight at-bats including two home runs (one was a grand slam in the first game) and drives in eight runs. Gilbert also hit two home runs, his 18th and 19th of the season, driving in seven runs with four hits in five plate appearances. Over the last week, he has 19 hits in 32 times at the plate with seven homers, 21 RBI, increasing his batting average to .302. He has a hit in each of the past 13 games.

Immediately after the game Schmees is told he has been sold to Salt Lake City of the Pacific Coast League, ending his 2 1/2 -year tenure with the ball club.


Nashville Tennessean

© 2018 by Skip Nipper. All Rights Reserved.

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