09 May Getting To Know N.Y. Yankees Brett Gardner
Full Name – Brett Michael Gardner
Born – August 24, 1983, in Holly Hill, South Carolina.
Height & Weight – 5”10, 183
Major League Debut – June 30, 2008 vs. the Texas Rangers
Hobbies/Interests – Hunting and fishing
Player from the past you’d pay to watch play – All the old time Yankees would have been fun to watch. Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, etc.
Favorite thing to do on an off day – Spend time with my family
Favorite Foods – Steak and potatoes
Favorite City to Visit – Los Angeles
Favorite Athlete – Chris Johnson, RB for the Titans in the NFL
Favorite Ballpark – Our home park, Yankee Stadium
Biggest Influence for your career – My father, for sure
Toughest Pitcher Ever Faced –
Roy Halladay of the Phillies
First Job – Working on the farm back home as a kid
Favorite Team While Growing Up – Atlanta Braves
Biggest Thrill To Date As An Athlete – Winning the championship in 2009 as a NY Yankee.
Describe The Yankee Way – Play hard, and go about your business the right way on and off the field, and get your work in and do what you can to put yourself in a position to help the team win that night What do you hope Yankees fans say about you? I guess just that I play the game hard, and I play the game the right way, and I gave it everything I had.
What is so great about being a New York Yankee? I feel like everywhere we go, we have fans. I’ve never been a part of another organization, but having guys come over from different places and they’re just amazed at how many fans we get more on the road. It’s great to have that many people pulling for you. Yeah, sometimes if you’re not playing well, they might not be so nice to you because they expect the best, but they have every right to. It’s one of the best things about being a Yankee, is we have fans all over the country, all over the world, and they’re great.