John Gall Makes Major League Debut With St. Louis Cardinals
July 26, 2005
San Diego, Calif. - John Gall (1997-2000) became the 73rd former Stanford Baseball player to reach the Major Leagues when he made his MLB debut for St. Louis in a 4-2 Cardinal victory at San Diego on Wednesday. The Portola Valley native and St. Francis High School graduate went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
Gall doubled in his first at bat to lead off the top of the second before coming around to score his first Major League run later in the inning to put the Cardinals ahead, 1-0. He reached on a throwing error by Padre third baseman Joe Randa in the fourth, singled and scored in a three-run St. Louis sixth, and grounded into a fielders choice in the seventh.
An 11th-round pick by St. Louis in the 2000 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Gall ranks among Stanford's all-time leaders in several categories and is still holds the school's all-time record with 368 career hits on The Farm.
He is the eighth former Stanford Baseball player to suite up in a Major League baseball uniform in 2005, joining Eric Bruntlett (Houston Astros), Brian Dallimore (San Francisco Giants), Jody Gerut (Cleveland Indians/Chicago Cubs), Mike Gosling (Arizona Diamondbacks), Jeffrey Hammonds (Washington Nationals), David McCarty (Boston Red Sox) and Mike Mussina (New York Yankees) on the elite list.