Tuesday, March 30, 2010
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One of the premier athletes in Peters Township history, Jim Gallagher played centerfield and pitched baseball teams that appeared in consecutive PIAA Class AAA championship games back when there was only three classes.
After three successful years at Duke University, Gallagher was drafted in the seventh round (239th overall) by the Chicago White Sox. After a strong 67-game stint in rookie ball, where Gallagher hit .332 with nine home runs, he moved to the Class A team in Kannapolis.
He spent the final 27 games of the 2009 season playing for Birmingham, Chicago's Class AA affiliate. Gallagher hit .280 with a .385 on-base percentage.
This spring, Gallagher became the first Washington County player to participate in spring training since fellow Peters Township baseball alum Brian Simmons. Gallagher has played in five games for the White Sox, going 0-for-9 with two strikeouts. He most recently played against Texas on Sunday, March 28.