- Date of Birth:
- August 24, 1983
- 5' 10"
Brett Gardner (born Brett Michael Gardner on August 24, 1983 in Holly Hill, South Carolina) is an American professional baseball player. Brett was determined to play baseball for a living. He attended tryouts for the College of Charleston in 2003. The next day, he showed up for the team’s official practice while wearing his high school uniform, telling the coach that he was capable of playing at a Division I level. Brett payed with the Charleston Cougars for three years, scoring the third highest batting average in 2005, tying with most hits in the country with 122. When Brett was a college junior, he was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft. Brett played with the Yankees’ minor league team until he made his major league debut in 2008. That year, Bret scored the final run of Major League Baseball in Yankee Stadium before it was demolished. Brett played with the Yankees, proving he was a solid hitter and a reliable outfielder. He is also considered one of the fastest baseball players. Brett renewed his contract with the Yankees in 2014. In Aug. 2015, a fan threw a home run ball, hit by Toronto Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista, back into the field, hitting Brett in the back of the head. He only suffered a minor bump.
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Brett Gardner is best known as professional baseball player, having played with the New York Yankees since 2008.
Brett and his wife, Jessica, have two sons together: Hunter and Miller. He has an older brother and his father, Jerry Gardner, played in the minors for the Philadelphia Phillies. During the off-season, Brett and his family reside in Summerville, South Carolina.