|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.