September 15, 1971 |
|September 8, 1996, for the New York Mets|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 13, 1998, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Runs batted in||16|
|Representing United States|
|Pan American Games|
Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 3rd round of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft, Hardtke made his major league debut with the New York Mets on September 8, 1996, and appear in his final game on July 13, 1998.
He also played in Japan for the Hanshin Tigers in the 2000 season, and has managed the Visalia Rawhide. He is the president of a baseball training academy in Campbell, California, Hardtke World of Baseball.
- "Coaching". Hardtke World of Baseball. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
- Hardtke World of Baseball
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
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