October 7, 1898|
|Died: July 10, 1956
|April 18, 1925 for the St. Louis Browns|
Last MLB appearance
|September 25, 1927 for the New York Yankees|
|Earned run average||5.96|
Born in Ware, Massachusetts, Giard played two seasons for the St. Louis Browns before being traded (along with outfielder Cedric Durst) for pitcher Sad Sam Jones in February 1927; Giard was therefore a member of the 1927 New York Yankees, a team often considered the greatest ever. He pitched 27 innings in 16 games for the Yankees that year, with an ERA of 8.00.
Giard died in Worcester, Massachusetts, on July 10, 1956.
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- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Joe Giard at Baseball Almanac