Famous for Something Else (sort of): Mark Gilbert

The Obama administration’s nominee for new ambassador to New Zealand is Mark Gilbert. While his role at Barclays Wealth (banking and management) and his previous roles in fundraising for the 2012 campaign are likely the main reasons he was nominated, Gilbert is also a former MLB player, having had a cup of coffee with the White Sox in 1985:

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos
1985 28 CHW AL 7 26 22 3 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 5 .273 .385 .318 .703 93 7 1 0 0 0 0 /879
1 Yr 7 26 22 3 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 5 .273 .385 .318 .703 93 7 1 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 602 509 69 139 23 0 0 69 0 0 93 116 .273 .385 .318 .703 93 162 23 0 0 0 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/30/2013.

In addition, here are his minor league stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB HBP SH SF IBB
1978 21 Geneva NYPL A- CHC 65 319 263 83 89 14 2 0 37 35 7 48 36 .338 .444 .407 .851 107 3 4 1
1979 22 Quad Cities MIDW A CHC 117 487 407 80 128 12 7 0 55 50 22 65 51 .314 .416 .378 .795 154 8 4 3
1980 23 Waterbury EL AA CIN 49 172 154 12 31 2 0 0 6 3 4 14 13 .201 .276 .214 .491 33 2 2 0
1981 24 Waterbury EL AA CIN 105 442 360 60 89 15 5 5 31 26 8 71 47 .247 .374 .358 .732 129 3 6 2 5
1982 25 Waterbury EL AA CIN 109 453 380 65 114 17 1 5 41 41 10 64 78 .300 .403 .389 .793 148 3 4 2 1
1983 26 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN 117 509 445 73 124 16 1 1 62 18 5 55 57 .279 .362 .326 .688 145 3 6 0 2
1984 27 Wichita AA AAA CIN 137 572 486 84 136 18 7 6 46 55 18 77 86 .280 .382 .383 .765 186 4 4 1 3
1985 28 Buffalo AA AAA CHW 119 498 428 67 114 20 5 3 33 14 8 54 78 .266 .350 .357 .708 153 4 7 5 3
8 Seasons 818 3452 2923 524 825 114 28 20 311 242 82 448 446 .282 .382 .361 .742 1055 30 37 14 14
A- (1 season) A- 65 319 263 83 89 14 2 0 37 35 7 48 36 .338 .444 .407 .851 107 3 4 1
A (1 season) A 117 487 407 80 128 12 7 0 55 50 22 65 51 .314 .416 .378 .795 154 8 4 3
AA (3 seasons) AA 263 1067 894 137 234 34 6 10 78 70 22 149 138 .262 .371 .347 .717 310 8 12 4 6
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 373 1579 1359 224 374 54 13 10 141 87 31 186 221 .275 .366 .356 .722 484 11 17 6 8
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/30/2013.
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Random Link/Article-I-Found-Interesting: The Congressional Baseball Game is Serious Business

Weather permitting, the annual baseball game between the Democrats and Republicans of Congress is going on right now. It’s taken very seriously, to the point where freshman congressmen who would otherwise not be noted in the halls of Washington suddenly become very popular amongst their fellows if they happened to have played college ball. At least, that’s what this article seems to say.