Sunday, October 4, 2015

Luis Gallardo, Three Hits - 3366

The Fort Lauderdale Yankees amassed a whopping 18 hits in this May 1992 game and Luis Gallardo was in the middle of it.

Gallardo picked up three hits in the game, one of four Yankees to do so. The club went on to beat Miami by a score of 11-2, according to The South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Gallardo was in his fifth season as a pro that year and first at high-A. It was Gallardo's final season as a pro. He never made it higher.

Gallardo's career began in 1987, signed by the Angels as a free agent out of his native Venezuela.

Gallardo played his first season between single-A Quad City and short-season Salem. He hit .233 between them, playing largely as an infielder.

Gallardo moved to independent Reno for 1988. He hit into 39 games, hitting .229. He then isn't recorded as playing in 1989.

Gallardo signed with the Yankees for 1990 and went to short-season Oneonta. He also tried a new position, serving as catcher over 28 of his 40 appearances. He hit .284.

He moved to single-A Greensboro for 1991, hitting .247, with 13 home runs. He continued to catch. He then arrived at high-A Fort Lauderdale for 1992. Over 89 games, he hit just .178. It was his final season as a pro.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,135
Made the Majors: 921-43.2%
Never Made Majors:1,214-56.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 391
10+ Seasons in the Minors:229

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