Jerry Dean Gibbs
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
- School University of Mississippi
- High School Grenada High School
- Debut September 11, 1962
- Final Game September 29, 1971
- Born November 7, 1938 in Grenada, MS USA
Catcher Jake Gibbs played a decade with the New York Yankees. After backing up Elston Howard for a number of years, he was the team's first-string catcher during the heart of the second dead-ball era, from 1967 to 1969. He eventually lost the first-string job to Thurman Munson, but continued as a back-up with the team through 1971.
He also was a quarterback on the college football team at the University of Mississippi and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame . After his major league career ended, he returned to Mississippi and was their baseball coach for 19 seasons (1972-1990). Among the players at Ole Miss during that time were Jeff Fassero and Tucker Ashford.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1994||Tampa Yankees||Florida State League||80-52||1st||New York Yankees||League Champs|
|1995||Tampa Yankees||Florida State League||72-64||5th||New York Yankees||Lost in 1st round|