Rickey Henderson on Hall of Fame ballot

Rickey Henderson on Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- All-time stolen base leader Rickey Henderson is among 10 players on the 2009 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the first time.

Oakland releases Ron Gant

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 29 (UPI) -- The Oakland Athletics Thursday designated veteran outfielder Ron Gant for assignment.

Oakland 2, Texas 1

OAKLAND, Calif., April 20 (UPI) -- Carl Everett homered in the top of the seventh inning Sunday night and the Texas Rangers held on for a 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

Oakland 12, Texas 2

OAKLAND, Calif., April 19 (UPI) -- Mark Mulder pitched seven innings and slumping Miguel Tejada hit a two-run homer Saturday as the Oakland Athletics pounded out 15 hits en route to a 12-2 rout o

Oakland 25, Seattle 10

PEORIA, Ariz., March 25 (UPI) -- Billy McMillon had four hits to pace a 31-hit attack and knocked in six runs Tuesday as the Oakland Atheltics outslugged the Seattle Mariners, 25-10.

Chi. Cubs (ss) 8, Oakland (ss) 6

PHOENIX, March 9 (UPI) -- Mark Prior tossed four scoreless innings and Hee Seop Choi drove in two runs Sunday as the Chicago Cubs posted an 8-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a ga

Athletics ink Gant

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Veteran outfielder Ron Gant Friday agreed to a minor league contract to return to the Oakland Athletics.

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Los Angeles 4, San Diego 3

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- With their playoff hopes hanging in the balance, the Los Angeles Dodgers came from behind Sunday to defeat the San Diego Padres, 4-3, and stay within two games

San Diego 5, Houston 1

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Brett Tomko had his shutout bid spoiled by Jeff Bagwell's ninth-inning home run Wednesday night, but he hung on for his fourth straight win as the San Diego Pad

San Diego 9, Colorado 5

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A two-run double by Deivi Cruz keyed a four-run rally in the fifth inning and Phil Nevin and Ron Gant homered Sunday as the San Diego Padres handed the Colorado

San Diego 6; Atlanta 2

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Brett Tomko pitched a seven-hitter Tuesday night and Ron Gant homered twice and knocked in three runs, leading the San Diego Padres to a 6-2 win over the Atlant

San Diego 6, NY Mets 2

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Brian Lawrence scattered seven hits over seven innings and Ron Gant and Bubba Trammell hit two-run homers Wednesday night to lead the San Diego Padres to a 6-2

SAn Diego 7, NY Mets 2

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Rookie Jake Peavy pitched 8 1/3 innings and had three hits en route Tuesday night to his first career road victory as the San Diego Padres handed the New York M

San Diego 7, Philadelphia 4

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Ron Gant tripled in the tying run in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday and hit a three-run homer with two out in the ninth, giving the San Diego Padres a
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Ron Gant
SLP98111902 - 21 NOVEMBER 1998- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that outfielder Ron Gant, shown in this 4/98 file photo, has been traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Eric Davis, November 19. Gant, who has been with the Cardinals since 1996, hit .240 last season with 26 home runs and 67 RBI's in. bg/FILES UPI

Ronald Edwin "Ron" Gant (born March 2, 1965 in Victoria, Texas) is a former American Major League outfielder and second baseman earlier on who played for the Atlanta Braves (1987-1993), Cincinnati Reds (1995), St. Louis Cardinals (1996-1998), Philadelphia Phillies (1999-2000), Anaheim Angels (2000), Colorado Rockies (2001), Oakland Athletics (2001), San Diego Padres (2002), and again the Athletics briefly in 2003. He joined the 30-30 club, at least 30 stolen bases and at least 30 home runs in the same season, in 1990 and 1991 with the Braves. He is right-handed.

Joining the Braves in 1987 as a September call-up, Gant got 22 hits in 83 at bats, 2 of them home runs. By the next season, Gant was an everyday player for a struggling Braves team that was just 54-106 on the year. Gant had an average rookie season, but wouldn't get to play every day until two years later, in 1990, when he batted .303 with 32 home runs and 84 RBIs. He also picked up 33 stolen bases, putting him in the 30-30 club.

Gant also become only the 3rd player in history to have 30 HR and 30 SB two seasons in a row. Willie Mays(1956 - 1957) and Bobby Bonds(1977 - 1978) were the others, while he was followed by Barry Bonds, who accomplished the feat 3 years in a row.

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