- Card series: Beginnings: 1880's
- City: Cleveland
- Team: Blues (AA)
- League: American Association
Robert James Gilks (1864-1944) was an outfielder and pitcher for the Cleveland Blues, Spiders and Baltimore Orioles from 1887-1893. In the OF, Gilks was credited with piloting the strategy of trapping fly balls in order to get force-outs. He was said to have been the first OF to get an unassisted double-play.
- Another first: two bases-loaded doubles in the same inning, Aug. 5, 1890
- Played on the famed Orioles squad with McGraw, Keeler, Kelley, and Wilbert Robinson in ’92-3