- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.
- High School Pembroke High School
- Debut April 5, 1973
- Final Game October 2, 1977
- Born July 19, 1949 in Lumberton, NC USA
Gene Locklear, who played five seasons in the majors, had a great year with the San Diego Padres in 1975, posting a batting line of .321/.378/.439 (the league slugged only .369 that year and San Diego only .335).
Locklear is a full-blooded member of the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina. Since his retirement, he has become a well-known commercial artist. His website is Gene Locklear and includes a photo of him in a New York Yankees uniform. The website notes that he also played for the Nippon Ham Fighters in 1978.