Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds: Part 4 - Ron Gant

According to Baseball Reference there have been 1,891 different players who got into a major league game as a Cincinnati Red/Red Stocking/Redleg as of the end of the 2014 season. So I threw them all into a randomizer and off we go.

Get To Know... Ron Gant

Born: March 2, 1965
Drafted: 1983 by the Braves
Debut: 1987 with the Braves
Reds Debut: 1995 (acquired via free agency)
Reds Stats: 1 season as LF, 119 games, 493 PA, 29 HR, 88 RBI, .276/.386/.554, All Star
Last Major League Season: 2003, with the A's

Became the 13th member of the 30-30 club in 1990 and only the second player ever to do it in back-to-back seasons.
Accolades include 2x All Star (including his year in Cincy), Silver Slugger winner, NL Comeback Player of the Year (1995, after a broken leg in an ATV accident).
Hit 321 home runs, had 1,008 RBI, and stole 243 bases in his career.
Played with the Braves, Reds, Cardinals, Phillies, Angels, Rockies, A's, and Padres.
Currently a color commentator for the Braves and an Atlanta morning news anchor.

Number of cards: 849
Number of cards as a Red: 99 (I think)
Number of cards in my collection: 47 (47%)

Go Reds.

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