|Former AppleSox Player Makes MLB Debut|
The road to the major leagues ran through
Gillespie has made an immediate impact for the Diamondbacks. He hit a double in his first big league at-bat as a pinch hitter off of the 2005 NL Cy Young Award winner and 2009 runner-up Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals.
“It’s neat to see a guy reach his dreams.” said AppleSox Head Coach Ed Knaggs. “When he came to
Gillespie, a member of the 2004 AppleSox, capped off a successful collegiate career at
During the 2004 season, he appeared in 33 games for the AppleSox and was named First Team all-league after leading the team in batting average, home runs, runs, and RBIs. He still holds the team record for most runs in a season with 36.