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Ron GardenhireTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1979-1987 MLB Years: 1981-1985
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PositionsSS-666, 2B-117, 3B-83, 1B-46, P-2Position when DraftedIFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRonald Clyde Gardenhire
Height6-0Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 24,1957 [60.271]PlaceButzbach,Germany
High SchoolOkmulgee (Okmulgee,OK)
CollegeUniversity of Texas (Austin,TX), Paris Junior College (Paris,TX)

DraftedSelected by the New York Mets [Team Picks] in the 6th round (132nd overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 1,1981 [23.312]
OrganizationsNYN [8] MIN [1] Awards2Awards Voting7-525
TBC Player ID11736Retrosheet IDgardr001MLBAM ID114599
RelationshipsFather of Toby Gardenhire
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed56Power39Contact50XBH40RBIs37Runs36Hitting51Durability55Team.490Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1979TexasCollegeSrss2160203506489039243451300000.315.440.443.8839017248.337.128.453.40118.155.240.290.000.0026.56
1979Lynchburg MetsCaroA+nyn-ss2170277368213342795214509100.296.344.408.75211320308.341.112.202.3386.8214.612.141.3069.2524.39
1980Jackson MetsTexAAnyn-ss2212745858118166664139456846400.258.327.358.68516428517.289.100.207.3138.7013.151.511.1676.3323.73
1981Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-ss23125414521051782402812286126410.254.301.348.64914427454.290.094.200.2976.1713.442.180.44207.0025.71
1981New York MetsNLMLBnyn19ss2327482131003225900020.271.340.292.63214153.333.021.125.2839.4316.981.800.000.007.69
1982New York MetsNLMLBnyn19ss2414138429921713335623550125211.240.279.313.59212021424.269.073.130.2665.4212.972.390.71128.0022.83
1983Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-ss251023876311120643997345425200.287.346.401.74715530430.323.114.207.3377.9112.561.590.9396.7527.03
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn19ss251732120001001400001.063.091.063.1542033.071.000.031.0763.0312.124.000.000.000.00
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn19ss26742072051711106194301117.246.276.304.580639218.305.058.126.2624.1319.724.780.46207.0017.65
1985Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-3b-ss272271315201100261300000.211.273.282.55520377.246.071.127.2567.7916.882.171.3071.0020.00
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn19ss2726395721020081102002.179.319.282.60111349.250.103.308.28616.3322.451.380.000.0042.86
1986Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-2b-ss28963234189104433115444805110.276.361.368.72911918373.313.092.248.33311.8012.871.091.0780.7520.22
1987Portland BeaversPCLAAAmin-1b-3b291173884910616465011457012300.273.348.381.72914826439.317.108.224.32610.2515.951.561.3764.6724.53
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter28571057165273449139461220156521.232.277.296.57321034777.273.064.134.0005.9215.702.650.51177.5020.61
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter659231830262694312726371412233599331520.270.335.372.7078631522598.308.102.211.0008.5813.821.611.0485.8524.28
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter462158320842665221717249271572465181020.269.335.370.7055861041773.308.101.214.0008.8613.871.570.9693.1224.41
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12745858118166664139456846400.258.327.358.68516428517.289.100.207.0008.7013.151.511.1676.3323.73
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter70277368213342795214509100.296.344.408.75211320308.341.112.202.0006.8214.612.141.3069.2524.39
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter60203506489039243451300000.315.440.443.8839017248.337.128.453.00018.155.240.290.000.0026.56
New York Mets Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter28571057165273449139461220156521.232.277.296.57321034777.273.064.134.0005.9215.702.650.51177.5020.61
Average MLB - Per 162 games1624043294152228752669093312.232.277.296.57311919442.273.064.134.0005.9215.702.650.51177.5020.61
Average Minor - Per 162 games162570741542387651710558828400.270.335.372.70721237639.308.102.211.0008.5813.821.611.0485.8524.28

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1987Portland BeaversPCLAAAmin-Rel29009.0020200204.08541100002.2518.002.252.25--0.00--
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter009.0020200204.08541100002.2518.002.252.25--0.00--
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter009.0020200204.08541100002.2518.002.252.25--0.00--
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings009.001100110001100220.0440275220555500002.2518.002.252.25--0.00--

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1979Lynchburg Mets CaroA+nyn21SS69--1202522157393372.9475.39------7098.651.5
1980Jackson Mets TexAAnyn22SS126--1874064069633593.9374.71------12799.292.6
1980Jackson Mets TexAAnyn222B1--151-76.8576.00------1270.80.7
1981Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn23SS81--1402642961433404.9334.99------12564.858.7
1981Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn232B27--6078316141138.9795.11------12521.619.6
1981Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn233B19--631133837.9741.95------12515.213.8
1981New York MetsNLMLBnyn23SS18--2042276462.9693.44------2766.717.5
1981New York MetsNLMLBnyn232B6--77--14141.0002.33------2722.25.8
1981New York MetsNLMLBnyn233B1--11--221.0002.00------273.71.0
1982New York MetsNLMLBnyn24SS135--2343982968661632.9564.68------14195.783.3
1982New York MetsNLMLBnyn243B1---------------1410.70.6
1982New York MetsNLMLBnyn242B1--11--221.0002.00------1410.70.6
1983Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn25SS102--2023212777550523.9515.13------102100.073.4
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn25SS15--1330-443431.0002.87------1788.29.3
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn26SS49--781001015188178.9473.63------7466.230.2
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn262B18--1843-561611.0003.39------7424.311.1
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn263B7--2112-1513.8671.86------749.54.3
1985Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn273B8--610111716.9412.00------2236.45.8
1985Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn27SS7--714322421.8753.00------2231.85.0
1985Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn272B6--712122019.9503.17------2227.34.3
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn27SS13--1526434541.9113.15------2650.08.0
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn272B5--55--10101.0002.00------2619.23.1
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn273B2--11--221.0001.00------267.71.2
1986Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn28SS45--70147927226217.9604.82------9646.932.1
1986Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn282B45--911411039242232.9595.16------9646.932.1
1987Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin291B46--32933129363362.9977.87------11739.332.6
1987Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin293B45--36633610299.9712.20------11738.531.9
1987Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin292B8--1514-629291.0003.63------1176.85.7
1987Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin29SS6--416122120.9523.33------1175.14.3
1987Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin29P2---1--111.0000.50------1171.71.4
MLB Totals for SS - 5 season(s)-   SS230--36059645971001956.9554.16------2300.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 4 season(s)-   2B30--3156-587871.0002.90------300.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 4 season(s)-   3B11--4132-1917.8951.55------110.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 5 season(s)-   SS241--4237626916912541185.9454.92------2410.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 4 season(s)-   2B86--1732451463432418.9684.86------860.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B72--48104510157152.9682.11------720.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B46--32933129363362.9977.87------460.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2---1--111.0000.50------20.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS126--1874064069633593.9374.71------1260.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1--151-76.8576.00------10.00.0
A+ Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS69--1202522157393372.9475.39------690.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1979Lynchburg Mets CaroA+nyn21----69------
1980Jackson Mets TexAAnyn22---1126------
1981Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn23---278119-----
1981New York MetsNLMLBnyn23---6181-----
1982New York MetsNLMLBnyn24---11351-----
1983Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn25----102------
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn25----15------
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn26---18497-----
1985Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn27---678-----
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn27---5132-----
1986Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn28---4545------
1987Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin292-468645-----

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1988Kenosha TwinsMidwAMinormin30Manager1408159.5793.02 Lost in Finals
1989Orlando Sun RaysSouAAMinormin31Manager1447965.549--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
1990Orlando Sun RaysSouAAMinormin32Manager1448559.590--1 Lost in Finals
1991Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin33Third Base Coach1629567.586--1Tom KellyWon World Series (Braves)
1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin34Third Base Coach1629072.5566.02Tom Kelly
1993Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin35Third Base Coach1627191.43823.06Tom Kelly
1994Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin36Third Base Coach1135360.46914.04Tom Kelly
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin37Bench Coach1445688.38944.05Tom Kelly
1996Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin38First Base Coach1627884.48121.54Tom Kelly
1997Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin39First Base Coach1626894.42018.54Tom Kelly
1998Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin40First Base Coach1627092.43219.04Tom Kelly
1999Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin41Third Base Coach1606397.39433.04Tom Kelly
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin42Third Base Coach1626993.42626.05Tom Kelly
2001Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin43Third Base Coach1628577.5256.02Tom Kelly
2002Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin44Manager1619467.584--1 Lost ALCS (Angels)
2003Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin45Manager1629072.556--1 Lost in 1st Round (Yankees)
2004Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin46Manager1629270.568--1 Lost in 1st Round (Yankees)
2005Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin47Manager1628379.51216.03 -
2006Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin48Manager1629666.593--1 Lost ALDS (Athletics)
2007Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin49Manager1627983.48817.03 
2008Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin50Manager1638875.5401.02 
2009Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin51Manager1638776.534--1 Lost in ALDS (NY Yankees)
2010Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin52Manager1629468.580--1 Lost in 1st Round (Yankees)
2011Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin53Manager1626399.38932.05 
2012Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin54Manager1626696.40722.05 
2013Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin55Manager1626696.40727.04 
2014Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin56Manager1627092.43220.05 
2017Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari59Bench Coach1629369.57411.02Torey LovulloLost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
2018Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet60Manager984157.41812.53 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2008Baseball America Manager of the Year1
2010American League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1986-11-12TradeTraded by Mets to Twins for Dominic Iasparro. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985New York MetsTeam Payroll27100,000-5022117370,78060,000100,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red