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June 11, 1993 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took nine years and a couple of lucky breaks, but Jeff Gardner is finally free from the shackles that chained him to the minor leagues. Gardner, a former Estancia High School and Orange Coast College standout, walked into the San Diego Padres' clubhouse last weekend, and there was his name in the starting lineup, right behind eight-time all-star and leadoff hitter Tony Gwynn, and just in front of 1992 batting champion Gary Sheffield and 1992 home run leader Fred McGriff.
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June 11, 1993 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took nine years and a couple of lucky breaks, but Jeff Gardner is finally free from the shackles that chained him to the minor leagues. Gardner, a former Estancia High School and Orange Coast College standout, walked into the San Diego Padres' clubhouse last weekend, and there was his name in the starting lineup, right behind eight-time all-star and leadoff hitter Tony Gwynn, and just in front of 1992 batting champion Gary Sheffield and 1992 home run leader Fred McGriff.
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June 13, 1992 | MARK SPINN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At times, Las Vegas looks a lot like Norfolk, Va., to Jeff Gardner. Granted, it's tough to confuse The Strip with Norfolk's naval bases and shipyards, but these cities do have something in common: triple-A baseball. Las Vegas and Norfolk are nearly 2,500 miles apart, but from Gardner's viewpoint, both places are the same distance from the major leagues. "Triple A is still triple A," said Gardner, a former Estancia High and Orange Coast College standout.
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June 13, 1992 | MARK SPINN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At times, Las Vegas looks a lot like Norfolk, Va., to Jeff Gardner. Granted, it's tough to confuse The Strip with Norfolk's naval bases and shipyards, but these cities do have something in common: triple-A baseball. Las Vegas and Norfolk are nearly 2,500 miles apart, but from Gardner's viewpoint, both places are the same distance from the major leagues. "Triple A is still triple A," said Gardner, a former Estancia High and Orange Coast College standout.
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August 19, 1989 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Jeff Gardner doesn't possess the kind of baseball skills that jump out at you. So when the New York Mets' brass--General Manager Frank Cashen and Vice President Joe McIlvaine--come down for their occasional scouting excursions, they probably don't walk away with any outstanding impressions of Gardner, a Tidewater Tides' second baseman. As far as baseball tools go, Gardner's wouldn't rate in the Black & Decker class.
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February 27, 1992 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He arrives today at the Padres' spring-training camp. He'll be the guy wearing No. 15 on his back. He's the one who won't be worrying about winning a job, sauntering over to second base to stay. But although Kurt Stillwell, the newest member of the Padres, might be a welcome sight to their front office and coaching staff, there will be three players who frankly wish he never showed up. Say hello to Craig Shipley, Paul Faries and Jeff Gardner.
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May 4, 1991
Chapman College announced Friday that basketball Coach Bob Boyd has signed three players, bringing the number of recruits to five. The latest to sign are Richie Bethune, a 6-foot-7 forward from Southwestern Community College in Chula Vista; Jeff Gardner, a 6-3 forward from Lee Community College in Baytown, Tex., and Mike Vaughn, a 6-1 guard from Central Arizona Community College in Coolidge. Bethune averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds last season.
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June 18, 1989
Malru Dottin from Saddleback High School led an Orange County basketball all-star team to a 118-115 victory over the Gold Coast all-stars Saturday night at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara. Dottin, who will attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the fall, finished with 23 points. Khari Johnson from El Toro, who will attend UC Irvine, added 22 and Carlos Palomino of Los Amigos had 20. Jeff Gardner from Rio Mesa scored 38 to lead all scorers.
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November 14, 1991
Anthony Thomas made two free throws with no time left to give High Five America an 91-89 victory over Chapman Wednesday in an exhibition basketball game at Chapman. Thomas, who finished with a game-high 32 points, rebounded his own missed shot and was fouled by Chapman's Jeff Gardner as he tried to shoot again. Senior Rog Middleton scored a team-high 23 points, 19 in the first half, for Chapman. Middleton was 13 of 16 on free-throw attempts, all in the first half.
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December 28, 1991
Derek Knowles scored a game-high 26 points as Cal State Los Angeles defeated Chapman, 67-62, in the first round of the Grand Canyon College men's basketball tournament Friday. Knowles, a junior guard who played at Long Beach College last season, was 11 of 18 from the field and had a team-high seven rebounds. Chris Brooks added 13 points and Etienne Graves had 12 points for Cal State Los Angeles (5-5). Graves made four three-pointers.
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February 27, 1992 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He arrives today at the Padres' spring-training camp. He'll be the guy wearing No. 15 on his back. He's the one who won't be worrying about winning a job, sauntering over to second base to stay. But although Kurt Stillwell, the newest member of the Padres, might be a welcome sight to their front office and coaching staff, there will be three players who frankly wish he never showed up. Say hello to Craig Shipley, Paul Faries and Jeff Gardner.
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August 19, 1989 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Jeff Gardner doesn't possess the kind of baseball skills that jump out at you. So when the New York Mets' brass--General Manager Frank Cashen and Vice President Joe McIlvaine--come down for their occasional scouting excursions, they probably don't walk away with any outstanding impressions of Gardner, a Tidewater Tides' second baseman. As far as baseball tools go, Gardner's wouldn't rate in the Black & Decker class.
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January 5, 1992 | MARTIN BECK
Chapman fumbled away late opportunities and allowed Cal Baptist to hang on to a 72-69 nonconference men's basketball victory Saturday at the Hutton Center. After cutting Cal Baptist's lead to 70-69 with 22 seconds left, Chapman got the ball back twice, but each time Jeff Gardner turned it over. Kenny Jones then made two free throws to give Cal Baptist a three-point lead with seven seconds left. A three-point attempt by Chapman's Jeff Gardner missed badly at the buzzer.
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January 8, 1993
Mike Vaughn missed an off-balance shot in the final seconds and Chapman lost to Cal State Los Angeles, 84-83, in a California Collegiate Athletic Assn. men's basketball game Thursday at the Hutton Center. Derek Knowles made two free throws with seven seconds left to give the Golden Eagles a one-point lead.
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