Len Gabrielson, Jr. ’57

Class of 1957 grad Len Gabrielson Jr. played for legendary collegiate baseball coach Rod Dedeaux at the University of Southern California before playing nine seasons in the major leagues. He graduated from the USC and played in the majors from 1960 through 1970, initially signing with the Milwaukee Len-Gabrielson-Jr-CubsBraves in 1959 as an amateur free agent.  He hit for a career high batting average of .293 in 1965 for the Cubs and Giants. Both he and his father (Len Gabrielson Sr., Class of 1932) played for Tech’s long-time baseball coach Al Kyte.

Gabrielson was one of 22 Oakland Tech graduates who went on to play Major League Baseball, the 2nd highest total of any high school in the country.