From BR Bullpen
Lloyd William Gearhart
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut April 18, 1947
- Final Game September 28, 1947
- Born August 10, 1923 in New Lebanon, OH USA
- Died April 2, 2001 in Dayton, OH USA
 Biographical Information
Ohio native Lloyd Gearhart spent eleven seasons in professional baseball as an active player from 1944 to 1954 and two more seasons as a minor league manager in 1956 and 1968. The young first baseman spent his first three seaons in the minor leagues with the Atlanta Crackers of the Southern Association, hitting .340 in 1944, his first season, .304 in 1945 and .332 in 1946.
He appeared in 73 games with 179 at-bats for a .246 average with six home runs. This was his only time in the show.
After being traded by the New York Giants along with Dick Hoover and $60,000 to the Atlanta Crackers for Davey Williams in October 1948, Lloyd spent the rest of his pro career in the minors, mostly with AA and AAA clubs. He was never able to crack the .300 barrier again although he hit .290 with 14 homers for Atlanta in 1949. He had another strong year with the Indianapolis Indians of the American Association in 1952, hitting .281 with 12 four-baggers.
He ended his active playing days in the minor leagues in 1954, appearing in 1,023 games with a near .300 batting average that included 69 home runs and 981 hits. Lloyd would manage the 1956 Port Arthur Sea Hawks of the Big State League to a second place finish with a 78-62 record. He also handled the 1968 Rookie Appalachian League Marion Mets to a 72-42 record and a first place finish.