Bill Gardner

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William A. Gardner

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bill Gardner played pitcher, third base and shortstop during his brief time in his brief time in the majors with the Baltimore Orioles in 1887. While he wasn't successful as a pitcher, he was a bit better as a hitter and even participated in a double play while in the field at shortstop. The Baltimore Sun of the time indicates that he was a 20-year-old local amateur player.

In 1892, he was still playing amateur ball, with the Baltimore YMCA team, combining this with his full-time employment as a veal butcher. It was a family trade, as his father, Augustus Gardner, is listed as a butcher in various censuses. Bill Gardner died in 1948 in Catonsville, MD, a suburb of Baltimore. He is buried in Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore.

Further Reading[edit]

  • "William Gardner", in Bill Carle, ed.: Biographical Research Committee Report, SABR, July/August 2009, p. 1.

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