Gil is a native of northern Colorado. He played baseball 3 years for the Greeley High Wildcats and graduated in 1954. After Military Service, he attended the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley), played baseball 2 years and graduated in 1962. He was a high school baseball coach in the 1960's.
Gil has been a loyal Greeley Gray since 1948 and played with the "Original Grays" 1952-1967. He was part-owner of the "New Grays" 2005-2008. The Carbajal family has owned the team since 2009. Gil has 4 children, 10 grandkids and 3 great grandkids. Gill is semi-retired and his wife Linda passed away July 2013