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257. Larry Gardner
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 13, 1886 in Enosburg Falls, VT USA
  • Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 25, 1908
  • Final Game: September 06, 1924
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1912
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1916
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1916
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1920
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1921
  • MVP - 1912
 
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A native of Vermont, Larry Gardner broke into the Majors relatively close with the Boston Red Sox in 1908.  Playing mostly at Third Base, Gardner was mainly known for his defensive abilities, finishing in Defensive bWAR seven times in the top ten.  Gardner was Boston's Third Baseman for their three World Series Championship in the 1910s, and he would win a fourth World Series with the Cleveland Indians in 1920. 

Gardner retired in 1924, and while he was not a star at the plate, he had 1,931 career Hits, batting .289 overall.

Despite his accomplishments, Gardner never appeared on a Hall of Fame ballot.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Enosburg Falls, Vermont, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Second Base, Third Base
  • Played For: Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Athletics
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (4) (Boston Red Sox 1912, 1915 & 1916, Cleveland Indians, 1920)

  • Other Points of Note:

    6 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Defensive bWAR) 
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Slugging Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS+)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Total Bases)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Home Runs)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Walks)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Singles)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Extra Base Hits)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    9.    Sacrifice Hits: 311
    83.  Triples: 129

  • Should be Inducted As A: Boston Red Sox

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