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MLB | Gant on HOF ballot

Tue, 02 Dec 2008 21:03:30 -0800

According to a report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Braves OF Ron Gant is on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time in 2009.

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Red Sox | Lugo struggled in the clutch

Sun, 16 Nov 2008 09:11:45 -0800

Boston Red Sox SS Julio Lugo hit .139 with runners in scoring position during the 2008 season, according to The Chicago Tribune. It was the lowest average by a qualifier since Ron Gant hit .130 with runners in scoring position in 2000, while splitting time between the Philadelphia Phillies and Anaheim Angels.

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MLB | Gant Involved in Accident

Thu, 24 Feb 2005 08:10:47 -0800

The Associated Press reports former MLB OF Ron Gant was involved in an accident that killed an oncoming driver near the Atlanta airport. Fulton County Police said James Allen, 74, of Douglasville, Ga., who apparently was trying to make a left turn Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 22, cut into oncoming traffic and was struck by a sport utility vehicle driven by Gant. Allen died at the scene. Gant was not seriously injured, and no charges were expected, police spokesman Gary Syblis said Wednesday, Feb. 23.

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Braves | Gant to Broadcast

Sat, 03 Apr 2004 09:17:51 -0800

Braves.MLB.com's reports former MLB OF Ron Gant will broadcast Atlanta Braves games on Turner South.

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Mets | Gant A Consideration

Sat, 31 May 2003 23:20:38 -0700

The Bergen Record's Pete Caldera is reporting the New York Mets are considering whether to sign slugger Ron Gant, who was designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics two days ago. Mets manager Art Howe loved Gant's fiery attitude when the two were together in Oakland, and Howe recently singled him out as a player who would challenge underachieving teammates.

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Athletics | Gant Designated for Assignment

Thu, 29 May 2003 21:44:59 -0700

The AP’s Doug Tucker reports OF Ron Gant was designated for assignment Thursday by the Oakland Athletics. Gant has hit only .146 in 17 games this season.

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Athletics | Gant Makes Team

Sun, 30 Mar 2003 16:46:19 -0800

The AP reports the Oakland Athletics purchased the contract of OF Ron Gant from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.

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A's | Gant Agrees to Terms

Fri, 21 Feb 2003 19:11:24 -0800

USA TODAY reports the Oakland As agreed to terms on a minor league contract with free agent OF Ron Gant. Financial and length-of-contract terms were not disclosed. Gant had previously been a member of the San Diego Padres.

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Pirates | Sanders Gets Center Nod

Thu, 20 Feb 2003 22:40:24 -0800

The Canadian Press reports the Pittsburgh Pirates are finalizing a contract offer with free-agent outfielder Reggie Sanders, to be announced after Sanders passes a physical. The Pirates were searching for a power-hitting centerfielder to bat leadoff and also considered bringing in Ron Gant and Kenny Lofton before settling on Sanders.

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Pirates | Outfield Search

Wed, 19 Feb 2003 15:50:25 -0800

The APs Alan Robinson reports the Pittsburgh Pirates had considered bringing in free agent outfielders OF Ron Gant and OF Kenny Lofton to fill a void in the outfield. They were also reportedly close at one time to a deal with the New York Yankees for OF Raul Mondesi. As previously reported, the team is expected to make an announcement on Thursday regarding the acquisition of free agent OF Reggie Sanders after he passes a physical.

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