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Cardinals trade 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
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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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