Monday, 21 October 2019

106 - Jeff Gardner

Front photo: Flipping the ball to Fred McGriff.

Back photo: He's wearing sunglasses.

Better photo?: I'm always a fan of a well-framed photograph. Getting the ball as well as the first baseman in the photo is really nice. Easily the front.

Ties to my personal collections: Started with the Mets, and spent 1994 with the Expos. One of his first MLB cards, 1992 Fleer, is an error where he's listed as a pitcher.

Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 2

Wiki-facts: "In 2014, he was listed as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks' professional scouting staff"

Google it: Seems to think I want this autocompleted with 'Storage Wars'. There's a scrap metal artist in Oshawa, Ontario, who made several appearances on the Canadian version of the show.

How was his strike shortened 1994? He moved to the Expos, and spent his last year in MLB hitting .219 with 1 RBI over 32 AB.

Birthday boy: February 4, 1964. Nobody besides Jeff at any of the *-reference sites was born that date. Wikipedia doesn't seem to think anything else interesting happened that date either.

Up Next: #107 - Brent Gates

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