Gill is best known for not touching second base in a game against the Chicago Cubs on September 4, 1908. With the game tied at 0 in the bottom of the 10th, Chief Wilson stroked a two out single that scored the winning run. However, Johnny Evers saw that Gill didn't touch second base. Umpire Hank O'Day, the only umpire working the game that day, said he didn't see it and called the game over with a Pirates victory. This type of play would come up again a few weeks later that is better known as Merkle's Boner.