Philip Joseph Gagliano was born on December 27, 1941, and died on December 19, 2016.
He was a former Major League Baseball infielder from 1963-1974.
Phil’s brother, Ralph Gagliano, also played professional baseball.
Gagliano became a good utility player during his early career with the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs.
Phil’s most productive season was 1965, during which he played in 122 games, hitting eight home runs and 59 RBI.
During his later years, he developed into a pinch-hitter, gaining a .354 batting average in that role for the Boston Red Sox and .366 for the Cincinnati Reds.
Phil died at his home in Hollister, Missouri.
Phil Gagliano passed away at 74 years old.