Happy Birthday Ron Gant!!!
Ron Gant turns 49 years old today.
At one time, a major offensive weapon, Ron Gant enjoyed a very successful big league career.
Spanning 16 seasons and 7 teams, Gant established himself as a multi-faceted player that was able to do it all from an offensive standpoint. A career .256 hitter, Gant managed to surpass the .300 mark one time during his playing days – in 1990 when he hit .303. He was also a mighty slugger as he collected 321 home runs, with a career high of 36 dingers coming in 1993. Gant was fast on his feet as well. He swiped 243 bases in 16 seasons, with his career best 34 steals coming in 1991.
Ron Gant was a 2-time All-Star, a 2-time Top 6 contender for the MVP award, and the winner of the 1991 Silver Slugger Award in the National League.
Gant made the post-season on six different occasions, making trips to the World Series twice but losing both.
Happy Birthday Mr. Gant!!