Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Gale Bishop

Robert Gale Bishop

June 4, 1922
Bellingham, WA

December 26, 2003
Lyndon, WA

1937-38 Sumas-Nooksack High School - Sumas, WA (High School)
1938-39 Sumas-Nooksack High School - Sumas, WA (High School)
1939-40 Sumas-Nooksack High School - Sumas, WA (High School)
1941-42 Washington State University (College)
1942-43 Washington State University (College)
1943-44 Fircrest Dairy - Bellingham (AAU / Independent)
1943-44 Fort Lewis - Washington (Military)
1944-45 Fort Lewis - Washington (Military)
1945-46 Fort Lewis - Washington (Military) 
1945-46 Washington State University (College)
1946-47 Bellingham Fircrests (PCL) Player / head coach
1947-48 Bellingham Fircrests (PCL) Player / head coach
1948-49 Philadelphia Warriors (BAA)

Born to Williams and Bernice Bishop, Gale grew up on the family farm in Sumas, Washington. He went to Washington State, with some time in the U.S. Army during World War 2 interrupting his college studies. He played while in the army, and in an AAU game scored 62 points. He played a couple season in the Pacific League before joining the Philadelphia Warriors for a season. During this same period, he also played baseball for four years in the Boston Braves organization.

He was married to Anita Bothell and had four children. He later remarried to Sally Bethke.

Minor League Baseball Stats

Eugene Guard, February 28, 1946
Nevada State Journal, July 25, 1947
Grave and Obituary


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