Editor’s note: The text of this article was originally posted to Camden Chat on January 8, 2014, when Jim Gentile was the #36 Oriole on our then-top 40 O’s list. It is being re-posted today with light edits for his place on our new top 50 list - still at #36.
#36 - Jim Gentile, 1B/DH (1960-1963)
Jim Gentile didn’t have a long major-league career, just seven full seasons. He was out of major-league baseball by the age of 33, but he was never a below-average hitter in any of his years.