Charles Wells Gipson Jr. resides in Orange, CA...graduated from Loara (CA) H.S. in 1991...attended Cypress (CA) College.2005
appeared in 18 games for the Astros, hitting .182 (2x11) with one RBI...had two sacrifice bunts...stole one base and
scored one run.
played 13 games in the outfield, including seven in left field, five in center field, and one in right field.
started in LF on 9/18 and went 0x4...also started on 9/15 and went 0x4...2x2 with an RBI on 9/14...pinch-ran and stole his
1st base of the year on 9/6 at PHI...pinch-ran and scored a run in his first game with the Astros on 8/31 vs. CIN.
Houston purchased his contract from Triple A Round Rock on 8/31...hit .303 with (119x393) with 2 HR, 25 RBI, and 19 SB
for the Express in 2005.
did not have a plate appearance in any of his last 10 games.
2001Versatile utility player provided speed and defense to Mariners bench corps...batted .219 in 94 games (14 starts)...appeared at six positions (2B, SS, 3B and all three outfield positions) as well as pinch-hitting and pinch-running duties...appeared in 10 games in April...hit .375 (3x8) in 14 May games...helped Seattle move to 25 games over .500 for the first time in franchise history by going 2x2 with a double and 2 RBI May 28 at Kansas City after entering the game as a pinch runner...preserved Seattle's 3-2 win (and four-game sweep of the Twins) July 23, gunning down Chad Allen at the plate in the bottom of the 9th...started in left field, and was 3x4 in Yankee Stadium on August 19...made a sprawling catch with two outs and two-on to rob Tim Salmon of an extra-base hit and end the game September 9 at Anaheim, cementing a 5-1 win.2000Started the season with Seattle before traveling between the Mariners and triple-A Tacoma throughout the year...batted .310 in 59 games (10 starts) overall with Seattle while providing speed on the base paths and reliable defense in the outfield...hit .313 (5x16) in 17 games in April, appearing at third base for two games, one at shortstop ...scored winning run in 1-0 victory vs. Anaheim May 6 as a pinch-runner in the ninth...appeared in six games (three as a pinch-runner) in May, before being optioned to Tacoma May 11...hit .224 in 24 games at Tacoma before being recalled to Seattle June 8...went 2x6 in 12 games, nine as a defensive replacement, before being optioned to Tacoma on June 24...recalled July 14 after Alex Rodriguez was placed on the disabled list with a sprained left knee, and appeared as a defensive replacement in five games...optioned to Tacoma July 24 when Rodriguez was activated from the disabled list...recalled to Seattle Sept. 1 and made 19 appearances as a defensive replacement in the outfield while going 2x4 at the plate...scored winning run in the 9th inning of 4-3 win at Tampa Bay Sept. 18 as a pinch-runner.1999Versatile utility player displayed above average speed and defense, despite being slowed by injuries...appeared primarily as a pinch runner for most of the season...played six different positions throughout the season, including starts in centerfield, right field, third base and left field.1998made the Opening Night roster and made his ML debut on March 31, 1998 vs. Cleveland as a defensive replacementb& stole his first ML base on April 3 vs. Bostonb& was 2x4 with two runs vs. New York on April 7, his first two hits with Seattleb& optioned to AAA on April 14; finished season with four separate stints in Seattle sandwiched around three trips to Tacomab& made back-to-back spectacular plays in first inning on Sept. 26 vs. Texas from right field, throwing out Domingo Cedeno at third base and robbing Luis Alicea of extra-base hit by jumping high against the wall to make catchb& hit .273 in Sept., raising average from .207 to .235.1997bounced between AA Memphis and AAA Tacoma in 1997b& began the year in Memphisb& promoted to Tacoma May 31b& filled utility role with Tacoma, playing second (1 game), third (7 games), short (1 game) and outfield (3 games)b& returned to Memphis June 19 and slugged grand slam vs. Greenville that nightb& on D.L. July 27-Aug. 12 with a broken right middle fingerb& stole four bases at Chattanooga Aug. 29b& despite only 88 games with Chicks, was fourth on club in runsb& led team in hit-by-pitch (13) and stolen basesb& swiped 31 bases in 37 attemptsb& played second base (17 games), third (30 games), shortstop (30 games) and outfield (11 games)b& hit .346 (45x130) with Peoria in the Arizona Fall Leagueb& also played with Santurce in Puerto Ricob&1996returned to Port City in 1996b& led club with 26 stolen basesb& spent first extended time in the infield, playing 43 games at shortstop in addition to 75 games in the outfieldb& was fourth on the club in runs (54) and fifth in hits (109)b& was caught stealing 15 times, the ninth-most (tie) in all of double-Ab&1995played at Port City in 1995b& was 6x7 in a doubleheader sweep at Orlando July 26b& played two games at second base in addition to 110 outfield appearancesb&1994spent 1994 at Riverside and led the Cal League in runs scored (102)b& participated in Cal League All-Star Game on June 21 at High Desert and was also selected to the circuit's post-season All-Star squadb& was named the Cal League's best defensive outfielder in a poll of managersb& played with the Mariners in Hall of Fame Game at Cooperstown, NY on Aug. 1 vs. Philadelphia and robbed Mickey Morandini of a home run in the ninthb& attended 1994 Arizona Instructional League and played for Maui in the Hawaii Winter Leagueb&1993spent 1993 at Appleton and led the Midwest League in hit by pitch (27)b& also ranked third in on-base percentage (.405)b& was on D.L. from May 4-19 with a finger contusion on right handb&1992Began pro career with Tempe in 1992b&