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John Gall

Player Profile

Portola Valley, CA

High School:
St. Francis

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190




Enters his final season on The Farm with a career .364 batting average, the best in Stanford history...Also already among Stanford career leaders in doubles (57, 4th), RBI (192, 5th) and hits (277, 7th) with a legitimate shot at breaking all-time school records in each category...Expected to move to third base after playing the last three years at first base...Will hit in the middle of the order...Has a knack for big games...Can "flat out hit" and is a great college baseball player...Also expected to succeed at the professional level and will help his chances the more versatility he shows on defense...Can hit for both average and power...Already holds Stanford's three-year hit record with 277...Has had 94 career multiple-hit games...Has struck out just 59 times in 761 career at bats...Has been a key member of Team USA each of the past two summers...Hit .352 last season with two homers and 24 RBI...Tied a Team USA single-game record when he had seven RBI in a 17-0 win over Mexico on July 23, 1999...Showed his defensive versatility with Team USA, starting games at all four corner positions...Started in left field for Team USA during the summer of 1998, hitting .371 with five homers and team-highs of 52 hits, 37 RBI and 15 doubles...Tied a USA Baseball single-game record with three doubles in a 20-3 win over Canada on June 10, 1998...Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 50th round of the 1999 June Amateur Draft.

As a Junior in 1999 - Named NCBWA Honorable Mention All-American...Baseball America First Team Preseason All-American...First team all-Pac-10 selection...Honored with Stanford's "Come Through Award" for the second straight year...Finished the season with a .337 batting average, 17 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 70 RBI...Even more impressive in Pac-10 play with a .398 average, seven homers and 36 RBI...Added 42 bases on balls, 12 stolen bases and 66 runs scored...Named to the College World Series all-tournament team after going 11-for-17 (.647) with a double, two homers and six RBI in four games...Had three hits in CWS games versus Cal State Fullerton (June 12) and Florida State (twice; June 14, June 18), homering in both games versus the Seminoles... Belted dramatic game-winning three-run home run with two outs and two strikes in the top of the ninth inning to lift Stanford to a comeback 7-4 NCAA Regional win over North Carolina on May 29...Also named to NCAA Regional all-tournament team, finishing the weekend 3-for-12 (.250) with the homer and three RBI...One of just two players to start all 65 games (also Jeff Rizzo)...Struck out just 19 times in 264 at bats...Ranked among Pac-10 leaders in sacrifice flies (3rd-T, 8), runs (4th-T, 66), bases on balls (5th, 42), hits (6th, 89) and runs batted in (6th, 70)...Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on May 17 after going 9-for-12 (.750) in the Cardinal's Pac-10 clinching series at UCLA...Recorded Stanford's first three-homer game in over 15 years when he blasted three bombs versus UCLA in Westwood on May 15, hitting three straight two-run homers in three consecutive at bats...Hit safely in 46 of 65 games with a total of 30 multiple-hit games, including 15 of 24 Pac-10 contests...Collected three or more hits 12 times...Picked up two or more RBI in 20 games...Had three hits and three runs scored in 13-7 win at Cal State Fullerton on February 7...Recorded three hits, including two doubles, and scored three runs in 11-8 win at Texas on March 21...Had four hits and three runs scored in 17-15 loss to USC on April 18...Drove in a career-high seven runs in 14-11 win at California on April 24...Twice posted five straight multiple-hit games (April 16-April 24; May 10-May 16)...Went 14-for-21 (.667) with 12 RBI and nine runs scored en route to Pac-10 Player of the Week honors from May 10-16...Just six days after hitting three homers at UCLA, blasted two home runs in 13-2 win over Cal Poly (May 21).

As a Sophomore in 1998 - Starting first baseman...First team American Baseball Coaches Association All-West Region...First team All-Pac-10 Southern Division...First Team Pac-10 Southern Division All-Academic...Named Pac-10 Southern Division Player of the Week on February 24...Earned Stanford's "Come Through Award"...Led Stanford in four offensive categories - batting average (.381), hits (91), doubles (22) and RBI (63)...Also ranked among the Top 10 in the Six-Pac in three offensive categories - doubles (22, 2nd-T), hits (91, 4th) and home runs (15, 7th-T)...Started all 57 games and hit safely in 48... Had two hits or more in 30 of the Cardinal's 57 games and had four hits on five different occasions...Also led the team with 18 multi-RBI games...Had a career-high 13-game hitting streak from February 24-March 26 and an 11-game streak from March 29-April 17...Banged out 22 doubles, which is currently tied for the second-highest single-season total in school history...Hit five homers in a six-game span from April 24-May 2...Went 8-for-10 (.800) with seven runs scored, seven RBI, four doubles and a homer in back-to-back wins (18-6 & 23-4) over UCLA on February 20 & 21...Named Pac-10 Southern Division Player of the Week on February 24 for those efforts...Had four RBI in a 17-5 win at Arizona State on February 28...Had four hits in a 7-6 home win over UCLA on March 30...In six games against UCLA, hit .519 (14-for-27) with 12 runs scored, five doubles, a homer and 11 RBI...Had first two-homer game of his career, both solo shots, in 7-3 win at California on April 11...Went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBI in 12-2 win over Sacramento State on April 14...Two weeks after the first two-homer game of his career, turned the trick again in the same ballpark in a 10-2 loss at California on April 24...Went 4-for-6 with three RBI, two doubles and a homer in 19-1 NCAA West Regional win over Minnesota on May 22.

As a Freshman in 1997 - Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American...Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Southern Division...Recorded 97 hits for the season, which ranks as the sixth highest single-season hit total in Stanford history...Had two hits or more in 32 of his 63 games...Had six consecutive multi-hit games from April 15-25...Homered in his first collegiate at bat in 18-6 win over Saint Mary's on January 26...Went 5-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBI in 9-5 loss at Cal State Fullerton on February 2...Went 4-for-5 with four runs scored and three RBI in 22-13 win versus USC on March 2...Went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI in 13-8 loss at UCLA on May 9...Went 6-for-16 (.375) with a homer and five RBI at the NCAA West Regional...Hit a ninth-inning grand slam, the first of his career, in 9-2 win over Santa Clara on May 24...Went 4-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in 5-2 win over Fresno State in the West Regional Final on May 25...Went 6-for-16 (.375) at the College World Series, including a pair of two-hit games.

High School - 1996 graduate of St. Francis High School...Hit .475 with seven home runs and 20 doubles as a senior...Mizuno First Team All-American...Central Coast Section Player of the Year...Starting quarterback on Central Coast Section Division I championship squad.

Personal - Political Science major...Son of Dick and Joanna Gall...Hobbies include reading, golf, billiards and music.

Gall's Career Stats
Year    Avg    GP/GS   AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  BB  K  SB/SBA
1997   .376    63/60  258  49  97  18   0   8   59  16  23    3/5
1998   .381    57/57  239  52  91  22   2  15   63  22  17   9/13
1999   .337    65/65  264  66  89  17   3  12   70  42  19  12/20
Totals .364  185/182  761 167 277  57   5  35  192  80  59  24/38

Career vs. Pac-10 Team Avg AB H HR RBI Arizona .317 63 20 1 14 Arizona State .328 64 21 3 15 California .319 72 23 6 23 Oregon State .462 13 6 1 6 UCLA .567 60 34 5 24 USC .341 82 28 2 17 Washington .286 49 14 2 6 Washington State .500 10 5 0 2 Totals .366 413 151 20 107

Career NCAA Post-Season Year Avg GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB/SBA 1997 .375 8/8 32 4 12 2 0 1 6 2 1 0/0 1998 .357 3/3 14 2 5 2 0 2 4 0 1 0/0 1999 .389 9/9 36 7 14 1 0 3 9 7 3 1/1 Totals .378 20/20 82 13 31 5 0 6 19 9 5 1/1

Career Game Highs AB - 6, eight times, last vs. Florida State (6/18/99) R - 4, three times, last vs. Cal Poly (5/21/99) H - 5, at Cal State Fullerton (2/2/97) HR - 3, at UCLA (5/15/99) RBI - 7, at California (4/24/99) SB - 2, three times, last at Washington (4/9/99) Hit Streak - 13 games (2/24/98-3/26/98)

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