Sheboygan A's Baseball

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Tom Gardner #9 IF

Height 5-8
Weight 175
Bats R
Throws R
Hometown Sheboygan, WI
Highest Experience University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Tom Gardner's 10-year career spanned 1985-1994 and included Most Valuable Player Awards in 1992 and 1993 and Most Valuable Defensive Player Awards in 1990 and 1993.

A .341 career hitter, Gardner graduated from Sheboygan North High School and then played at UW-Oshkosh where he competed on the national championship team.

His best season with the A's was in 1993 when he hit .422. His other MVP season included a .380 batting average, 18 doubles, seven home runs and 60 RBI. In 1993 he was the WSL's MVP, leading hitter .413, and was the all-league shortstop as well. He was named to the all-league second team five times. He is the A's career on base percentage leader with a .465 percentage and is the single season leader in plate appearances, posting 270 in 1992.

He was an integral part of the 1991 WSL championship team which finished with season with a club record 49-9 record.

In addition to his 425 career hits, Gardner walked 304 times, and struck out only 102 times in 1,590 plate appearances over 380 games.

Career Hitting Stats

Year GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO SF SH SB CS AVG OBP
1994 Season 44 203 160 41 49 10 0 0 28 37 2 3 5 1 2 1 0.306 0.433
1993 Season 47 208 167 48 69 12 0 3 27 37 1 12 3 0 4 0 0.413 0.514
1992 Season 60 270 213 60 81 18 0 7 35 48 2 15 4 3 2 6 0.380 0.485
1991 Season 50 217 178 50 64 7 3 1 19 32 1 11 4 2 14 0 0.360 0.447
1990 Season 37 167 127 43 38 6 0 4 25 37 2 6 1 0 8 0 0.299 0.461
1989 Season 51 211 168 49 58 12 3 2 23 41 0 22 1 1 2 0 0.345 0.469
1988 Season 39 130 103 25 28 4 0 0 20 23 0 12 1 3 3 0 0.272 0.392
1987 Season 43 160 115 39 34 10 1 3 26 40 2 21 2 1 8 0 0.296 0.475
1986 Season 3 12 8 2 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.125 0.417
1985 Season 5 12 7 6 3 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.429 0.667
TOTALS 379 1590 1246 20 425 79 7 20 204 304 10 102 21 11 44 7 0.341 0.465