Fan Favorite DEAD… He’s Gone


A former New York Yankee and Met has passed away.

Ron Gardner, who pitched for both New York teams in his major league career died.

He was 78 years old.

The report did not list a cause of death.

Crazy Career

Gardner came up to the bigs in 1965 with the New York Mets.

He was a spot starter, not getting any wins that season, but finishing up with a 3.21 ERA.

After two seasons, he bounced around with a few different teams before landing on the doorstep of the New York Yankees.

He left after one season, only to return the following season, spending two more years with the Yankees before finishing out his career with the Oakland Athletics and Milwaukee Brewers in 1973.

Ironically, his best and worst seasons happened in back-to-back seasons.

In 1972, he went 8-4 with a 3.06 ERA for the Yankees.

In 1973, his season was split between the A’s and Brewers, putting up a dismal 8.10 ERA before hanging it up for good.

Once he retired from baseball, he joined a local fire department and later became a paramedic.

Source: New York Post

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