Joseph Daniel Gates (October 3, 1954 – March 28, 2010) was a professional baseball player. He played parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox.

Joe Gates
Second baseman
Born: (1954-10-03)October 3, 1954
Gary, Indiana
Died: March 28, 2010(2010-03-28) (aged 55)
Gary, Indiana
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 12, 1978, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 24, 1979, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.175
Home runs0
Runs batted in2

His only extra base hit was a triple on May 13, 1979 against the Kansas City Royals. He had come on as a pinch hitter for Don Kessinger and stayed in the game and played second base. The pitcher for the Royals was Eduardo Rodriguez. The hit drove in Greg Pryor in the bottom of the 9th. The final score of the game was Royals 14, White Sox 5.

After his major league career, he entered the coaching ranks. He was the bench coach of the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the Northern League at the time of his death at age 55.[1][2]