Monday, June 30, 2014

#241 Mike Gardiner

About the Front:  The player who had the most success wearing #47 for Boston was former starting pitcher Bruce Hurst.
About the Back: Mike Gardiner is the only player in MLB history from his hometown of Sarnia, Ontario, a southwestern town that is quite close to Michigan.

Triple Play:

1. Mike is still the career record holder for pitcher wins at Indiana State University with 30.

2. He earned his first big league win on May 31, 1991 by holding the Orioles to two runs on six hits over seven innings.

3. Gardiner now lives in Charlotte, NC, where he founded Stealth Baseball, a youth organization.

11-Year-Old Kevin Says: The "i" in his last name always seemed superfluous to me.

Bill James Said: "One of countless rejects collected by the Tigers in their effort to patch the pitching."

On This Date in 1993: June 30. George McFarland, who played "Spanky" in the Our Gang/Little Rascals series, passes away due to cardiac arrest at age 64.

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