From BR Bullpen
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.
- School University of Alabama
- Debut September 19, 1927
- Final Game June 25, 1929
- Born January 24, 1901 in Grove Hill, AL USA
- Died February 4, 1981 in Thomasville, AL USA
 Biographical Information
Grant Gillis played three years in the majors, getting 196 at-bats. He split his time between second base and shortstop, and also played a few games at third.
Gillis was at the University of Alabama in a decade when the school was sending a lot of players to the majors. Red Barnes was at Bama during the same two years as Gillis, 1925-26, as were Verdo Elmore and Bruce Connatser.
Grant played at Birmingham in 1926-27. He came to the majors in September 1927. Although he played a few years in the minors for teams such as Minneapolis and Jersey City, most of his minor league career was spent in the South. He also managed at Moultrie in 1936-37.
Gillis was a late starter: although he was born in 1901, he didn't attend college until 1925-26.
He was a football star at Bama, throwing a touchdown pass in the 1926 Rose Bowl. Later, he coached the Colquitt County High School Packers football and basketball teams, leading the Packers to a state football championship in 1937. Source: Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber.