Ron Gant Stats

Ron Gant was born on Tuesday, March 2, 1965, in Victoria, Texas. Gant was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 6, 1987, with the Atlanta Braves. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Ron Gant baseball stats page.

"I'm a more mature player now. If that means I'm better, then, yeah, I'm better. I know mentally I approach the game differently. I just do better under pressure situations... The comeback hasn't surprised me, but I didn't think I could get off to this fast a start. I knew I couldn't afford a slow start, because I was under such a microscope." - By Dave Van Dyck in Baseball Digest (December 1995, 'Hard Work Paid Off for '95 'Comeback' Star Ron Gant', Page 43)
Ron Gant

Ron Gant Autograph on a 1993 Topps Stadium Club (#28)
Ron Gant Autograph on a 1993 Topps Stadium Club (#28)

Birth Name:
Ronald Edwin Gant ( Twitter : @RonGantFOX5 )
Nickname:
Ron
Born On:
03-02-1965  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Victoria, Texas
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Victoria High School (Victoria, TX)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
192
First Game:
09-06-1987 (Age 22)
Last Game:
05-25-2003
Draft:
1983 : 4th Round (100th)
Ron Gant

Ron Gant Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Ron Gant

Ron Gant Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1987 22 Braves 21 83 9 22 4 0 2 0 9 1 0 11 1 1 0 3 .265 .271 .386
1988 23 Braves 146 563 85 146 28 8 19 0 60 46 4 118 2 4 3 7 .259 .317 .439
1989 24 Braves 75 260 26 46 8 3 9 0 25 20 0 63 2 2 1 0 .177 .237 .335
1990 25 Braves 152 575 107 174 34 3 32 0 84 50 0 86 1 4 1 8 .303 .357 .539
1991 26 Braves 154 561 101 141 35 3 32 0 105 71 8 104 0 5 5 6 .251 .338 .496
1992 27 Braves 153 544 74 141 22 6 17 0 80 45 5 101 0 6 7 10 .259 .321 .415
1993 28 Braves 157 606 113 166 27 4 36 1 117 67 2 117 0 7 2 14 .274 .345 .510
1995 30 Reds 119 410 79 113 19 4 29 1 88 74 5 108 1 5 3 11 .276 .386 .554
1996 31 Cardinals 122 419 74 103 14 2 30 2 82 73 5 98 1 4 3 9 .246 .359 .504
1997 32 Cardinals 139 502 68 115 21 4 17 0 62 58 3 162 0 1 1 2 .229 .310 .388
1998 33 Cardinals 121 383 60 92 17 1 26 0 67 51 2 92 0 2 2 6 .240 .331 .493
1999 34 Phillies 138 516 107 134 27 5 17 0 77 85 0 112 0 3 1 6 .260 .364 .430
2000 35 Phillies 89 343 54 87 16 2 20 0 38 36 1 73 1 3 1 7 .254 .324 .487
2000 35 Angels 34 82 15 19 3 1 6 0 16 20 0 18 0 1 0 0 .232 .379 .512
2001 36 Rockies 59 171 31 44 8 2 8 0 22 24 2 56 2 2 0 0 .257 .345 .468
2001 36 Athletics 34 81 15 21 5 1 2 0 13 11 0 24 0 1 0 0 .259 .344 .420
2002 37 Padres 102 309 58 81 14 1 18 1 59 36 1 59 1 5 2 8 .262 .338 .489
2003 38 Athletics 17 41 4 6 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 9 0 1 0 1 .146 .182 .220
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
16 Years 1,832 6,449 1,080 1,651 302 50 321 5 1,008 770 38 1,411 12 57 32 98 .256 .336 .468
Ron Gant

Ron Gant Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1987 Braves 2B 20 19 498 107 5.4 104 45 59 3 17 n/a n/a n/a .972 5.64
1988 Braves 2B 122 120 3,198 699 5.7 673 295 378 26 82 n/a n/a n/a .963 5.68
1988 Braves 3B 22 22 597 65 3.0 60 21 39 5 6 n/a n/a n/a .923 2.71
1989 Braves 3B 53 51 1,347 142 2.7 126 23 103 16 8 n/a n/a n/a .887 2.53
1989 Braves CF 14 11 336 41 2.9 40 40 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .976 3.21
1989 Braves LF 2 2 21 6 3.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.71
1990 Braves CF 113 105 2,850 289 2.6 284 278 6 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.69
1990 Braves LF 38 34 867 80 2.1 77 76 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.40
1990 Braves RF 2 0 15 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1991 Braves CF 148 145 3,879 351 2.4 345 338 7 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.40
1992 Braves CF 23 17 423 43 1.9 43 41 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.74
1992 Braves LF 138 120 3,288 243 1.8 239 236 3 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .984 1.96
1993 Braves LF 155 155 4,152 286 1.8 275 270 5 11 1 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.79
1995 Reds LF 117 117 2,790 197 1.7 194 187 7 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .985 1.88
1996 Cardinals LF 116 116 2,973 225 1.9 220 216 4 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.00
1997 Cardinals LF 128 125 3,252 258 2.0 252 248 4 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.09
1998 Cardinals LF 104 101 2,457 171 1.6 166 162 4 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.82
1999 Phillies LF 133 131 3,357 268 2.0 266 259 7 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.14
2000 Phillies LF 84 84 2,179 185 2.2 179 175 4 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.22
2000 Angels LF 21 14 397 44 2.1 43 42 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.92
2001 Rockies LF 51 48 1,164 86 1.7 83 81 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .965 1.93
2001 Athletics LF 11 8 219 4 0.4 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.49
2002 Padres CF 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
2002 Padres LF 78 70 1,793 147 1.9 144 138 6 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.17
2002 Padres RF 5 3 75 3 0.6 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.08
2003 Athletics LF 8 4 126 7 0.9 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
2003 Athletics RF 1 1 24 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
LF Totals 1,184 1,129 29,035 2,207 1.9 2,155 2,107 48 52 7 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.00
CF Totals 299 278 7,494 725 2.4 713 698 15 12 4 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.57
2B Totals 142 139 3,696 806 5.7 777 340 437 29 99 n/a n/a n/a .964 5.68
3B Totals 75 73 1,944 207 2.8 186 44 142 21 14 n/a n/a n/a .899 2.58
RF Totals 8 4 114 5 0.6 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.18
16 Years 1,708 1,623 42,283 3,950 2.3 3,836 3,194 642 114 124 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.45
Ron Gant

Ron Gant Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1987 Braves 4 2 .667 1 0 n/a 41.5 7.5 9.2 - - -
1988 Braves 19 10 .655 2 0 n/a 29.6 4.8 9.4 - - -
1989 Braves 9 6 .600 8 2 n/a 28.9 4.1 10.4 - - -
1990 Braves 33 16 .673 12 0 n/a 18.0 6.7 6.8 - - -
1991 Braves 34 15 .694 8 1 n/a 17.5 5.4 5.3 - - -
1992 Braves 32 10 .762 10 1 n/a 32.0 5.4 6.8 - - -
1993 Braves 26 9 .743 2 0 n/a 16.8 5.2 5.2 - - -
1995 Reds 23 8 .742 2 0 n/a 14.1 3.8 4.7 - - -
1996 Cardinals 13 4 .765 6 0 n/a 14.0 4.3 5.1 - - -
1997 Cardinals 14 6 .700 13 0 1 29.5 3.1 8.1 - - -
1998 Cardinals 8 0 1.000 19 0 0 14.7 4.2 5.7 - - -
1999 Phillies 13 3 .813 4 0 2 30.4 4.6 6.7 - - -
2000 Phillies 5 4 .556 5 0 0 17.2 4.7 9.0 - - -
2000 Angels 1 2 .333 13 0 12 13.7 4.6 5.1 - - -
2001 Rockies 3 1 .750 11 0 0 21.4 3.1 7.8 - - -
2001 Athletics 2 0 1.000 13 1 20 40.5 3.4 6.2 - - -
2002 Padres 4 6 .400 24 0 4 17.2 5.2 5.2 - - -
2003 Athletics 0 0 .000 12 0 6 41.0 4.6 10.3 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
16 Years 243 102 .704 165 5 45 20.1 4.6 6.4 - - -
Ron Gant

Ron Gant Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1987 Atlanta Braves 5 $62,500.00 - -
1988 Atlanta Braves 5 $65,000.00 - -
1989 Atlanta Braves 5 $68,000.00 - -
1990 Atlanta Braves 5 $125,000.00 - -
1991 Atlanta Braves 5 $1,195,000.00 - Stats
1992 Atlanta Braves 5 $2,700,000.00 Stats Stats
1993 Atlanta Braves 5 $3,700,000.00 - -
1995 Cincinnati Reds 6 $3,633,335.00 Stats -
1996 St. Louis Cardinals 5 $4,000,000.00 - -
1997 St. Louis Cardinals 5 $4,500,000.00 - -
1998 St. Louis Cardinals 5 $5,500,000.00 - -
1999 Philadelphia Phillies 5 $6,000,000.00 - -
2000 Philadelphia Phillies 5 $5,066,667.00 - -
2000 Anaheim Angels 5 "     " - -
2001 Colorado Rockies 3 $1,750,000.00 - -
2001 Oakland Athletics 5 "     " - -
2002 San Diego Padres 9 $500,000.00 - -
2003 Oakland Athletics 5 $350,000.00 - -


Did you know that when Ron Gant joined the 30 / 30 Club in 1990 (32 home runs & 33 stolen bases) he was the third player in Braves franchise history ( Hank Aaron in 1963 & Dale Murphy in 1983) to display the rare combination of power and speed and only the eleventh to reach the 30 / 30 plateau in the long history of the National League? When Gant joined the 30 / 30 Club again in 1991, he joined Willie Mays Bobby Bonds (1977–1978) as the only players in Major League history with two 30 home run / 30 stolen base seasons in a row - a speed & power feat matched since by Barry Bonds (1995-1997), Vladimir Guerrero (2001-2002), Alfonso Soriano (2002-2003, 2005-2006), and Ryan Braun (2011-2012).

Ron Gant won a Silver Slugger Award (top three batting averages for National League outfielders) in 1991, was named to the 1992 All-Star Game squad, signed one of the richest contracts in Atlanta Braves history in 1994, then broke his right leg in an ATV accident (missing the entire season). Bleacher Report contributor David Roy put Ron Gant in the nine hole on his Ten Most Disappointing Career-Altering Injuries (July 17, 2009, Link ):

9. Ron Gant

Ron Gant is easily the most obscure name on this list.

Need proof? I couldn't even find a video of him on Youtube.

Gant came up with and starred on the Atlanta Braves from 1987-1993. He was an integral part of the first three of 14 consecutive division championships for the Braves.

To me, Gant was a throwback to the old days of baseball when athletes—not just ballplayers—played the game.

With both raw power and blazing speed, Gant combined the two most exciting attributes in baseball. He could do everything.

In fact, Gant is one of only four players in baseball history to put together back-to-back 30 home run, 30 stolen base seasons. The other three were Willie Mays , Bobby Bonds , and Barry Bonds .

Unfortunately for baseball, an athlete of his caliber would probably be in the NFL right now if he had been born 10 years later.

So why is Gant not mentioned in the same breath as a Griffey or Bonds ?

Well, first of all, he was more Bobby Bonds than Barry Bonds with a lifetime OBP of .336.

Second of all, coming off a 36 home run, 117 RBI, 26 stolen base season, Gant was dumb enough to break his leg in an ATV accident just as he was entering his prime.

Gant sat out the 1994 season and recovered enough to hit 29 and 30 home runs in 1995 and 1996.

However, the mixture of the broken leg's effects and aging drained much of the excitement from his game.

Anyone watching couldn't help but feel that before the injury his career was still arcing up, but by the time he returned he had missed the apex and was already cascading down the backside of his career.

It is a shame we didn't get to see that 1994 season from Ron Gant (albeit a short one because of the strike).

The entire 1994 season was lost, but Gant rebounded nicely winning the National League Comeback Player of the Year Award in 1995 as a member of the Cincinnati Reds and he tied a National League record (set by Willie Mays in 1955) that season by hitting four extra-inning game winning home runs ( May 12, 1995 , May 14, 1995 , May 22, 1995 , June 11, 1995 ).

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