Bert Gallia
Born: (1891-10-14)October 14, 1891
Beeville, Texas
Died: March 19, 1976(1976-03-19) (aged 84)
Devine, Texas
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 1912, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
July 31, 1920, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record66-69
Earned run average3.14

Melvin Allys "Bert" Gallia (October 14, 1891 – March 19, 1976) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1912 to 1920. He played for the Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, and Philadelphia Phillies.[1]

Gallia grew up in Woodsboro, Texas.[2] As an 18-year-old student at St. Louis College (later St. Mary's University) in San Antonio in 1909, Gallia became famed for striking out Ty Cobb in an exhibition game held at the St. Louis College campus.[3]


Chicoine, Stephen, article on Bert Gallia's baseball career from Southwestern Historical Quarterly at