Billy Gardner Jr. Learned a Lot From His Father

Billy Gardner Jr. manages the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs in the Washington Nationals organization.  In his first year at the Triple-A level in 2014, he earned Manager of the Year honors for the International League.  He is in his 20th season as a minor league manager.

Gardner’s baseball bloodlines include his father, former major league player and manager, Billy Gardner Sr.  The senior Gardner is the former manager of the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins in the 1980s.  He played for ten major league seasons during 1954 to 1963 and was a member of the 1961 New York Yankees World Series championship team.

The junior Gardner says he has learned a lot from his father over the years, which has helped him in his own managerial career.

Read more about Billy Gardner Jr. at the link below from syracuse.com:

http://www.syracuse.com/chiefs/index.ssf/2015/07/father_of_syracuse_chiefs_manager_billy_gardner_jr_now_sits_back_and_lets_son_ca.html

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