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Larry Gardner

Larry Gardner

Larry Gardner, Speaker's former teammate, revitalized his career after Speaker acquired him in the spring of 1919 from the Athletics, with whom he had a oneyear stint between his ten years with Boston and what would become six more seasons with the Indians. In his early thirties by the time he moved to Cleveland, the third baseman responded to the trade with four outstanding seasons, 1919–22, averaging over .300. He had played some second and shortstop as well as third for the Red Sox before becoming their everyday third baseman in 1912. He was remembered in Boston for driving in the winning run, with a sacrifice fly, in the bottom of the tenth in the deciding game of the 1912 World Series. (MICHAEL MUMBY COLLECTION)

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