Name: Ron Gant
Main Team: Atlanta Braves
Position(s): OF, 2B (early years)
Drafted out of high school in the fourth round.
Won the Silver Slugger Award in 1991.
Was a two time All-star selection (1992, 1995).
Bobby Cox picked Ron for the All-Star team in 1992, but he slumped badly in the second half and much of the time had an OBP below .300, finishing at .259/.321/.415.
In the 1992 postseason he was benched in favor of Deion Sanders.
Gant is one of only 4 players in the history of baseball to have back-to-back 30 HR, 30 SB seasons.
Gant had 117 RBI’s in 1993.
His speed and power combination made him a bidworthy item, and the Reds and Cardinals each paid a lot for him in the mid 90’s.
In 2006, A Seattle Mariner’s blog, Detect-O-Vision, dedicated an entire blog post to comparing Ron Gant to Adam Jones (then super-prospect/now Orioles outfield). It doesn’t get better when you are a super-prospect and you’re being compared to Ron Gant. Detect-O-Vision offers a pretty good argument, however, so far Adam Jones is a couple years behind Gant
Adam Jones being compared to Ron Gant. Link
Gant was a color commentator for the Braves in 2005. He is now a post-game analyst on Sports South.
No telling if this entry from urbandictionary.com is actually referring to THE Ron Gant, but I vote we start using the term “Ron Gant giddy” anyway.
RonGant.com is the homepage of an artist by the same name. He paints…..teeth…..i guess. Gallery. I wonder if he can paint me a sick Broncos tooth? Oh wait, he can. I can’t decide which Ron Gant is cooler…In fact, seeing all these painted teeth is making me Ron Gant giddy! (See, it’s catchy)