Gil was drafted in 1972 by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 40th round of Major League Baseball’s June Amateur Draft out of Granada Hills HS (Granada Hills, CA). He did not sign. The California Angels drafted Gil in the 1st round (12th overall pick) of the 1975 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase out of California State University Northridge (Los Angeles, CA). He signed with California.
Gil played nine years of professional baseball including part of one in the major leagues with California.
Gil retired as a player in 1983. Since then he has scouted for the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau and Arizona Diamondbacks.