SABR Memoriam of Bill Gilbert

Excerpt from “This Week in SABR, September 7, 2018” ….

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Bill Gilbert

In Memoriam …

William C. “Bill” Gilbert, 82, of Austin, Texas, died on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, after a long illness. Bill joined SABR in 1984 and was instrumental in the formation of the Larry Dierker Chapter in Houston and the Rogers Hornsby Chapter in Austin. He helped organize the 2014 SABR convention in Houston and was a prolific researcher who contributed to the Baseball Research Journal and The National Pastime, and was a presenter at many SABR local meetings and national conventions. He also worked closely with Tal Smith Enterprises for nearly two decades, helping the former Houston Astros president on salary arbitration cases. Bill was born November 15, 1935, and grew up in Denver as a fan of the minor-league Denver Bears. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in chemical engineering and spent two years as an officer in the US Navy before embarking on a three-decade career with ExxonMobil. He was active in Little League Baseball as a coach and administrator and played senior-league softball in retirement. He is survived by his wife Evelyn, four children, and their grandchildren. Services are pending.


When the family’s obituary and service plans are made public, The Pecan Park Eagle also will publicize those as they become available. ~ Bill McCurdy.



Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle


One Response to “SABR Memoriam of Bill Gilbert”

  1. Larry Dierker Says:

    A real gentleman. One of the Astros best fans and an astute analyst of the game.

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