About Ron Gardenhire Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Ronald Clyde “Gardy” Gardenhire is a former Major League Baseball Infielder and is currently managing MLB’s Minnesota Twins. He was born on October 24, 1957 in Butzbach, Hesse, West Germany and attended Okmulgee High School in Oklahoma while his college at the University of Texas at Austin.
He debuted for MLB on September 1, 1981 for the New York Mets and played as a shortstop, second base and third base. In 1982 and 1984, he was able to play over 70 games in the season.
As a player, his statistics include a batting average of .232, 4 home runs and a total of 165 hits. No wonder, according to sources, he made great contributions for his team to bag the AL Central Championship for 5 times (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2009).
After he retired, he became the manager of the Twins, replacing Tom Kelly. Sources say Gardenhire was a very active and aggressive manager, earning him the runner-up for Manager of the Year five times. In 2002, after the votes, he finished third among the chosen managers and made his team won division five times and a total of 731 wins in regular season. On November 13, 2008, Gardenhire signed a contract extension that will keep him the Twins manager through the 2011 season.
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