Ron Gardenhire

Ronald Clyde Gardenhire
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: October 24, 1957 in Butzbach, Germany
Drafted: 6th round 1979 by the Mets
Departed: traded to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later (Dominic Iasparro), November 1986

 

Ron was almost the Mets' starting shortstop for five years, riding the Tidewater-to-New York shuttle frequently until finally being displaced by Rafael Santana. He's shown here as a rookie on 1982 Donruss, and there are four more cards shown below, three of which depict Gardy in his more familiar role as manager of the Twins.

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BATTING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB     G  AB  R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
==================================================================================
1981 *METS*  27  48  2  13  1  0  0   3  14  2  2   9  5   0   0  0 .340 .292 .271
1982 *METS* 141 384 29  92 17  1  3  33 120  5  6  55 23   0  
12  5 .279 .313 .240
1983 *METS*  17  32  1   2  0  0  0   1   2  0  0   4  1   0   0  0 .091 .063 .063
1984 *METS*  74 207 20  51  7  1  1  10  63  6  1  43  9   0   1  1 .276 .304 .246
1985 *METS*  26  39  5   7  2  1  0   2  11  0  0  11  8   0   2  0 .319 .282 .179
==================================================================================
CAREER TOTS 285 710 57 165 27  3  4  49 210 13  9 122 46   0  15  6 .277 .296 .232

 

MANAGERIAL RECORD

YEAR CLUB      G    W    L  PCT FINISH                        
==============================================================
2002 Min AL  161   94   67 .584   1st  *AL Central Champions* 
2003 Min AL  162   90   72 .556   1st  *AL Central Champions* 
2004 Min AL  162   92   70 .568   1st  *AL Central Champions* 
2005 Min AL  162   83   79 .512   3rd                         
2006 Min AL  162   96   66 .593   1st  *AL Central Champions* 
2007 Min AL  162   79   83 .488   3rd                         
2008 Min AL  163   88   75 .540   2nd                         
2009 Min AL  163   87   76 .534   1st  *AL Central Champions* 
2010 Min AL  162   94   68 .580   1st  *AL Central Champions* 
2011 Min AL  162   63   99 .389   5th                         
2012 Min AL  162   66   96 .407   5th                         
2013 Min AL  162   66   96 .407   4th                         
2014 Min AL  162   70   92 .432   5th                         
2018 Det AL  162   64   98 .395   3rd                         
2019 Det AL  161   47  114 .292   5th                         
==============================================================
CAREER TOTS 2430 1179 1251 .485                               

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This is a list of the Ron Gardenhire cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1983 Fleer

1981 TCMA Tidewater Tides #5

1982 Donruss #649
1982 Topps #623
(Mets Future Stars; with Terry Leach and Tim Leary)
1982 Topps Traded #39T

1983 Donruss #175
1983 Fleer #543
1983 TCMA Tidewater Tides #20
1983 Topps #469

1985 Donruss #360
1985 Fleer #81
1985 TCMA Mets Postcards #23
1985 Topps #144
1985 Topps Tiffany #144

1986 ProCards Tidewater Tides (St. Lucie Mets logo)
1986 ProCards Tidewater Tides
(Tides logo)
1986 TCMA Mets Postcards #17
1986 Topps #274

1988 Grand Slam Midwest League All-Stars #36
1988 ProCards Kenosha Twins #1402

1989 ProCards Orlando Twins #1355

1990 ProCards Orlando SunRays #1098

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #132

2003 DAV

2003 Topps Heritage

2012 Topps Heritage

2002 Topps Traded and Rookies #T110

2003 DAV #10
2003 Topps #278
2003 Topps Heritage #187
2003 Topps 205 #37

2004 Topps Gold #283 (0802/2004)

2005 Topps #283

2006 Topps #598
2006 Upper Deck #1119

2007 Topps #248
2007 Topps #248
(red letters)

2008 Topps #434

2009 SecureHorizons by UnitedHealthcare All-Time Norfolk/Tidewater Tides (white deck, queen of diamonds)
2009 Topps Walmart Black #117

2010 Topps #102

2012 Topps Heritage #125

2013 Topps Heritage #54

Other Ron Gardenhire memorabilia in my collection:

early 1980s team-issued glossy photo (signed by autopen)

 

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