Eric A. Gibree
Grad Year: 2005
Year Inducted: 2011
Eric A. Gibree ’05 was an outstanding baseball player from 2000-04 at Rhode Island College. The Bristol, R.I. native closed out his career having appeared in 138 games, starting 133 of them. At the time of his graduation, the first baseman owned seven RIC all-time records and five RIC single-season high marks. His career records include 536 at-bats, 110 runs scored, 187 hits, 34 doubles, 300 total bases, ten sacrifice flies and 717 putouts. He concluded his career with a .349 batting average, eight triples, 21 home runs, 125 RBI, a .560 slugging percentage, 31 walks, a .409 on-base percentage, four stolen bases, 41 assists and a .978 fielding percentage.
As a senior in 2004, he was named First Team All-Little East Conference. Gibree played in 32 games, starting 30 of them. He batted .379 with 44 hits, 13 doubles, four home runs, six walks, 25 runs scored and 26 RBI. Gibree owned a .595 slugging percentage, a .425 on-base percentage and a .970 fielding percentage.
As a junior in 2003, he was named First Team All-Little East Conference. He played in 40 games, starting all of them. He batted .358 with 43 runs, 58 hits, ten doubles, three triples, ten home runs, 51 RBI, and one stolen base. He owned a .642 slugging percentage, a .401 on-base percentage and a .985 fielding percentage.
As a sophomore in 2002, Gibree was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. Gibree played in 32 games, starting all of them. He batted .309 with 20 runs, 38 hits, three doubles, four triples, four home runs, 25 RBI, and one stolen base. He owned a .496 slugging percentage, a .380 on-base percentage and a .988 fielding percentage. Gibree led the team in putouts and triples, was second in hits and third in runs.
In 2001, he injured his knee on the squad’s spring training trip to Florida and was granted a medical redshirt. Prior to the injury, Gibree played in five games, starting all of them. Gibree batted .350 with seven hits, four RBI, five runs, two doubles and one stolen base. He owned a .450 slugging percentage, a .417 on-base percentage and a .923 fielding percentage.
As a freshman in 2000, he played in 29 games, starting 26 of them. He batted .348 with 115 at-bats, 17 runs, 40 hits, 19 RBI, six doubles, one triple, three home runs, 57 total bases with a .496 slugging percentage, a .353 on-base percentage and a .973 fielding percentage. He led the team with 19 RBI on the year. Gibree finished the year second on the team in batting, hits, total bases and slugging percentage.
After wrapping up his career on the RIC diamond, he played professionally with the Elmira Pioneers. Gibree was named to the Rhode Island College baseball All-75th Anniversary Team in 2005.
Gibree earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Rhode Island College in 2005. He is a 1999 graduate of La Salle Academy.
Gibree is currently a sales representative with A. Fiorillo and Company. He resides in Johnston, Rhode Island with his wife Susan ’05, a former RIC softball player, and their son Gavin.