Dennis Gilbert tribute video done by Major League Baseball for the BIG B.A.T. Frank Slocum Award on December 7, 2022.

As baseball’s leading agent, Dennis Gilbert set new standards for creating player contracts. He personally negotiated over 1,000 contracts, broke salary barriers and achieved unprecedented contractual success for players such as Jose Canseco, Bobby Bonilla, Barry Bonds, Joe Magrane, Bret Saberhagen, George Brett, Danny Tartabull, Mike Piazza, Brady Anderson, Curt Schilling, Ricky Henderson, Kevin Appier, Scott Erickson, Rod Beck, Trevor Hoffman and many more trusted Dennis Gilbert with their baseball careers.

While Dennis focused on insurance and estate planning, the baseball industry continued to seek his counsel. In 2000, the Chicago White Sox recruited him to serve as Special Assistant to Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. In addition to reviewing contracts and negotiations, Dennis provided key input on personnel and scouting-related matters

Dennis Gilbert combines his passion for baseball and community as the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation (PBSF). Dennis has helped the PBSF raise more than $4,000,000. He also personally financed the building of an inner-city baseball field at Southwest Community College, home to baseball’s RBI Youth Program. The ballpark, Dennis Gilbert Field, celebrated its Opening Day on January 20, 2002.

In addition to PBSF, Dennis serves as a member of Cedar Sinai’s Board of Governors. He also sits on Major League Baseball’s Salary Arbitration and Player Development committees. He has been named “Man of the Year” by the Anti-Defamation League, has been inducted into LA’s Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and was the first inductee into the Los Angeles City College’s Hall of Fame.

In 2022 Dennis Gilbert was awarded the Major League Baseball BIG B.A.T. Frank Slocum Award.