Minnesota Twins Buy Tickets Online or Call 800-396-7328 or 612-341-4131  

Twins Twins Twins
Twins Home Twins
Twins Schedule Twins
Twins Search Tickets Twins
Twins Contact Us Twins
Twins About Us Twins
Twins Site Map
Twins
 Ticket Search: Twins
  Home twins Players twins  Ronald Clyde Gardenhire
     
Twins Twins Players Twins
Ronald Clyde Gardenhire

Ron Gardenhire Manager

Name: Ronald Clyde Gardenhire
Birth date: 10/24/1957
Birthplace: Butzbach, West Germany
Height: 6-0
Weight: ???
School: University of Texas
Draft: 1979 6th Round - Mets
Nickname: “Gardy” Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Position: *Manager*
Experience: 4 years
2005 Salary:
Contract Status: Signed 2 year contract extension through 2007
Service Time:

Minnesota Twins Manager, Ron Gardenhire, was born October 24, 1957 in Butzbach, West Germany. He is a 1975 graduate of Okmulgee (OK) High School where he was an All-State shortstop. He majored in physical education at University of Texas and also set a school record of 10 RBI’s in a single game. He was captain and All-Conference shortstop in his senior year, leading the Longhorns to a Southwest Conference championship and fourth place in the College World Series. He was drafted by the New York Mets' in 1997 as a sixth round pick in the free agent draft.

Twins
Twins
Minnesota Twins Tickets
Twins

In his baseball career, Gardy was six feet tall and weighed 175 pounds. He played five seasons of baseball with the Mets from 1981 to 1985. He was the first German-born player ever to play in the Major Leagues. In his career, he played shortstop, second baseman, and third baseman. During his career, he was often plagued by injuries, especially to his hamstring muscle. Only twice in his career, in 1982 and 1984, did he play over 70 games in the season.

For three years after he retired, he was a manager in the minors. In 1991, Gardy joined the Twins as a third-base coach. On January 4, 2002, Ron Gardenhire was named the manager of the Twins, replacing Tom Kelly, who had won two World Series titles with the Twins. Compared to Tom’s relatively calm, Bud Grant-like coaching style, Ron is a very active and aggressive manager, frequently exiting the dugout to argue with the umpire. People often joke that "Gardy" gets ejected more times in a season than Tom Kelly did in his entire career.

In 2002, Ron Gardenhire was named manager of the Twins and signed a two-year contract with a club option for 2004. He scored his first win as Twins' manager, on April 1 vs. Kansas City and boasts about his first career ejection 10 days later, on April 11 vs. Cleveland. In 2003, he recorded his 100th career win as manager and became just the fourth manager in American League history to begin his managerial career with consecutive first place finishes. He was the first manager in Twins history to lead a team to consecutive playoff appearances and was just the second Twins manager to lead a team to the postseason twice.

In 2004, Gardy continued his success as Twins Manager. He recorded his 200th career win as manager and his 15th career ejection (fourth of the season). He became just the fourth manager in Major League history to begin his managerial career with three straight first place finishes. He became the first American League manager to finish in first place in each of his first three years as manager. He was also the first manager in Twins history to lead a team to three playoff appearances. He tied for Manager of the Year voted by The Sporting News.

There is no doubt that Ron Gardenhire is passionate about baseball and passionate about his Twins. He is a good manager and liked by fans and players alike. The Twins have wisely extended his contract through 2007 hoping for another chance in the playoffs under his leadership.

Twins Twins Browse Twins
  Twins Players
  Twins Coaches
  Twins Team History
  Twins Venues
  Twins Twins Greats
  Twins Hotel and Restaurant
     
Twins Twins Target Field Twins
  Twins Target Field Section 103 - Field Box Seats
  Twins Target Field Section 109 - Home Plate Box
  Twins Target Field Section 130 - Left Field
  Twins Target Field Section 220 - Home Terrace
  Twins Target Field Section 301 - Field View
  Twins Target Field Section 324 - Skyline View
  Twins Target Field Section 8 Champions Club
  Twins Target Field Section C Legends Club
     
twins twins Minnesota Local Teams twins
twins
Vikings Tickets
twins
Gophers Hockey Tickets
twins
Gophers Basketball Tickets
twins
Gophers Football Tickets
twins
Wild Tickets
twins
Timberwolves Tickets
   
twins twins Minnesota Local Venues twins
twins
Target Field Tickets
twins
Target Center Tickets
twins
Xcel Energy Center Tickets
twins
First Ave Tickets
twins
Fitzgerald Theater Tickets
twins
Guthrie Theater Tickets
twins
Historic Orpheum Theatre Tickets
twins
Historic Pantages Theatre Tickets
twins
Historic State Theatre Tickets
twins
Mariucci Arena Tickets
twins
Northop Auditorium Tickets
twins
The Ordway Tickets
twins
The O’Shaugnessy Tickets
twins
Metrodome Tickets
twins
Roy Wilkins Auditorium Tickets
twins
Williams Arena Tickets
   
Twins Twins Highlights Twins
Minnesota Vikings
Tickets
Minnesota Vikings Tickets
See the Vikings football team tackle the NFC North in what could be one of the toughest divisions in the NFL!
More...
Minnesota Gophers
Tickets
Minnesota Gophers Tickets
The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are sure to impress any sports fan! See the Gophers face off against border rivals and big school contenders.
More...
Minnesota Wild
Tickets
Minnesota-Wild-Tickets
Minnesota has long been a hotbed of professional, collegiate and amateur hockey. Professional hockey began when the expansion Minnesota North Stars were added to the NHL in 1967.
More...
Minnesota Wild
Tickets
Minnesota-Timberwolves-Tickets
The Timberwolves may be in a rebuilding year, but there are still great NBA games and NBA stars to be seen at the Target Center, plus Timberwolves Tickets are cheap!
More...
 
Hotel and Restaurant
Hotel and Restaurant
Minneapolis and St Paul are home to many fabulous hotels and restaurants. Buy tickets to your favorite event and plan to stay for dinner and a well deserved night out! More...
Twins Schedule
Minnesota Twins Schedule
 
Coaches
Minnesota Twins Coaches
See Gardy rally the Twins to another win . . . More...
 
Players
Minnesota Twins Players
See Mauer and the whole Twins gang break in the grass at Target Field. More...
 
Home | Terms of Use | Policies | Privacy | About Us | Contact Us | Help
 Copyright © 2017. All rights reserved. MinnesotaTwinsTickets.com
 
Active ingredients: XHTML 1.0 ( fussy ), CSS2