Mike Gardiner

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Mike Gardiner
Pitcher
Born: (1965-10-19) October 19, 1965 (age 51)
Sarnia, Ontario
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 1990, for the Seattle Mariners
Last MLB appearance
July 2, 1995, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 17–27
Saves 5
Earned run average 5.21
Strikeouts 239
Teams

Michael James Gardiner (born October 19, 1965) is a former Canadian Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, Montreal Expos, and Detroit Tigers.[1] He was a switch hitter and threw right-handed.

Gardiner was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 18th round(448th) of the 1987 Major League Baseball Draft out of Indiana State University.[1] He signed June 6, 1987. He reached the Majors on September 8, 1990.[2]

In his college career, Gardiner led Indiana State to the College World Series; he currently holds the career wins record (30) for the Sycamores, he's #2 in strikeouts (296) and #5 in complete games (16). He was a member of the Canadian Olympic Team for the 1984 Olympics and the 1985 Intercontinental Cup.

In a six-year major league career, Gardiner posted 17 wins, 27 losses, and a career 5.21 ERA in 136 career games.[2] He spent a total of 12 seasons in the minors, posting a W/L record of 61-42, 3.97, 11 Saves and an ERA of 3.45. He was the Eastern League Pitcher of the Year in 1990.[3]

Gardiner now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and has one son named Eric. He also is the owner/manager of the Charlotte Stealth Baseball Organization (Travel baseball for players 9U up to 17U).

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