Richard Frank Gardner
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 176 lb.
Born: December 19, 1944 in Binghamton, NY
High School: Central HS (Binghamton, NY)
Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1963.
Debut: September 1, 1965 (Age 20.256, 9,992nd in MLB history)
vs. HOU 3.0 IP, 6 H, 6 SO, 1 BB, 5 ER, L
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Yankees/Cubs/Brewers/Athletics/... 1965-1973
Last Game: July 13, 1973 (Age 28.206)
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News -- October 2015
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News -- February 2015
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News -- February 2013
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News -- June 2012
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News -- August 2011
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News -- October 2010
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News -- July 2010
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