- Category : 1906-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (35)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX The Alpha 2
American baseball player, primarily a shortstop, who played all or part of ten seasons in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals (1929–1932 and 1935–1936), Cincinnati Reds (1937), Detroit Tigers (1937), Washington Senators (1939–1940) and Boston Red Sox (1940).
He was the son of American football player Charlie Gelbert, a College Football Hall of Fame end for the University of Pennsylvania who later had a brief professional football career with the early athletic clubs.
Gelbert's career was nearly ended when he severely injured his left ankle in a hunting accident, costing him two full seasons. He returned in 1935, but spent the rest of his career as a utility infielder.
After his playing career, Gelbert served as the coach of the Lafayette College baseball team for 21 years, from 1946 to 1966. He also briefly served as manager of the Hornell Dodgers of the PONY League in 1956. He died on 13 January 1967 in Easton, Pennsylvania at the age of 60.