Ron Gardenhire Biography

( 1957 - )
December 19, 2019
First published on:December 19, 2019
by Jack Ol

Facts of Ron Gardenhire

Date of Birth: 1957, October 24
Age: 62 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Ronald Clyde Gardenhire
Birth Place Butzbach, Hessen, West Germany
Famous Name Ron Gardenhire
Horoscope Scorpio
Mother Mary Jo Hallum Gardenheir
Height 183 cm
Weight 79 kg
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Former baseball player as well as coach
Currently Married yes
Married to Carol Kissling

Ronald Clyde Gardenhire is also famously known as Ron Gardenhire who is a former MLB player as well as a former MLB Coach. He has represented many MLB teams such as, as player  New York Met, as manager Minnesota Twins (2002–2014), Detroit Tigers (2018–present) and As coach Minnesota Twins (1991–2001) Arizona Diamondbacks (2017).

Drafted by the New York Mets in the sixth round of the 1979 draft, Gardenhire made his Major League debut on Sept. 1, 1981, against the Houston Astros. He finishes his High School and college at the University of Texas at Austin and he was born in Butzbach, Hessen, West Germany on October 24, 1957.

Net Worth: 7 million

Ron has earned pretty much a good amount of wealth and fame through his MLB career. As a player, he has earned $250,000 and after retirement, he was hired as coach in Minnesota Twins in 1991 where he signed $300,000 worth contract which includes $100,000 as an annual salary.

While he used to be the player of Minnesota Twins in 2002, he used to gain $2  million for one season. He earned $2 million per season after 2007 and he was considered as one of the highest-earning coaches in MLB along with Bruce Bochy and Terry Francona.

He is the current Manager of Detroit Tiger and he signed an agreement with Tigers in 2018. He gained $1.8 million as signing amount whereas his salary was estimated at around $1.5 million per season.

Married to Carol Kissling

The 62 years old Ron is married to his long-time girlfriend Carol Kissling. He meets with his Carl while studying in college whereas Carol was a Wichita State student and they married in 1980 when he used to be the MLB player from NewYork Mets. 

Ron Gardenhire's wife SOURCE: Gettyimages

Ron met Carol when Ron was playing pinball in the college and during those days, Ron was a Rookie player and Carlo was doing a paralegal degree. Also, she belongs to the Basketball family who knows games very intellectually.

Family Background

Rob is an American native who grew up in the street of Oklahoma but looking back to his ancestry the first Gardenhire of the family actually came to the new world from Germany, they led the traditional westward movement path from Pennsylvania to Kentucky, from Tennessee to Arkansas and finally to Indian Territory, a territory settled by fleeing tribes which joined with the Oklahoma Territory in 1907.

His grandfather's name is Joseph C. Gardenhire who used to live the Indian Territory in the early 1900s and his grandmother's name is Muskogee and they married in 1917. Eight years after their wedding, they welcomed their son Clyde Gardenhire who is  Ron’s father.

His father was a retired U.S. Army and his mother's name, Mary Jo Hallum Gardenheir and Ron has four siblings. After his father retired from the Army, his father was recruited at Okmulgee Tech, an Oklahoma State University branch. Eventually, after several years his father became director of campus security.

Athlete Son

Ron and Carol are the parents of three children, they have one son named Toby Gardenhire and have two daughters whose names are Tara Gardenhire and Tiffany Grandenhire.

Ron Gardenhire's son, Toby SOURCE: Star Tribune

His son Toby is the former MLB player who debuted in MLB after he was drafted in the 38th round of the 2002 MLB Amateur Draft, selected directly from the University of Arkansas-Fort.

Tody was the phenomenal player who has made his father proud, embracing the path of his father. After retirement, he established his selves as a coach and manager of MLB teams.

Used To Be A Cancer Victim

In 2015 while he was with Twins, he got a call from his doctor who first recommends some tests. After waiting for certain days for the result, he was diagnosed with cancer. 

He had prostate cancer, which was curable and after an aggressive approach of treatment, he recovered back from the disease and now he is cancer-free.

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