Gilbert led NL third basemen in errors in 1930 and assists in 1931, but as his fielding
improved his batting declined. In 1929 he hit .304, but by '31 he was down to .266,
with no homers in 552 at-bats. The next year, his last in the ML, he limped in at
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 30, 1931: The Cards retake first place and hold it the rest of the season, as they win a Memorial Day doubleheader from the Reds and the Giants lose a pair to Brooklyn. In the 2nd game at the Polo Grounds, Robins 3B Wally Gilbert has six consecutive hits but falls one short of the major-league record held by his manager, Wilbert Robinson. The Robins' Gordon Slade adds a grand slam in the sweep.