Larry Gardner

Second Base
  • Card series: Pilgrims
  • City: Boston
  • Team: Red Sox
  • League: American League

William Lawrence Gardner (1886-1976) is celebrated in his hometown of Enosburg Falls, VT as the best baseball player to come out of the Green Mt state. He anchored 3B for the Red Sox and Indians winning 4 world titles. Was the hero of the 1912 Series, driving in the winning run after two Giants’ miscues in the 10th inning.

  • Gardner’s 3 hits propelled rookie Babe Ruth to his 1st win as a Red Sox pitcher
  • Ruth beat Walter Johnson 1-0 three times in 1916, the last via Gardner’s 13th inning hit
  • Claims to have hit a HR off Jack Coombs in Ebbets Field with his eyes closed

Auction History


T201 Mecca Canvas: Larry Gardner