Gunboat Gumbert LbNA # 54364
|Placed Date||Jul 5 2010|
Distance to letterbox: 5 yards
Harry Gunboat Gumbert was a pitcher for the New York Giants starting in 1935, later traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1941, sold to the Cincinnati Reds in 1944, and later sold to Pittsburg Pirates in 1949 (where he finished his career in 1950. He pitched in 3 World Series. In 1938 he was an 18 game winner with the Giants. The 1945 season he spent serving in the military. Over his 15-years in the Major Leagues, he posted a record of 143 - 113, and a 3.68 ERA. He died in 1995, and is resting in Wimberley Cemetery, in Wimberley, Texas.
From Cypress Creek in middle of Wimberley, go south on Hwy 12. Turn left on FM 3237 and go to 2nd street on left. Turn left on Old Kyle Rd and then a quick right on Blue Hole Rd. Cemetery is on your left. Go to the middle entry (if go to end, go ahead and enter there and find "Boots" box first then continue on the roadway to this road, turning right). Go straight to end (should see a yellow sign ahead with "6/7" on it. Go left and stop at big cedar tree that is on the right edge of roadway (with yellow sign in distance behind it saying "5/6". Stop Here.
To the Letterbox:
Get out and go to opposite side of roadway from the cedar tree. Find rectangle plot with rounded tombstone ahead on left, with bird bath in middle. To the right side you will find cement statue of Gunboat's glove and ball. From his headstone, go to closest corner of cement wall and box is under rock and leaves. COVER WELL WHEN DONE!!!