Gary Ward

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Gary Lamell Ward

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Biographical Information[edit]

Gary Ward is the father of Daryle Ward. His brother, Agee Ward, was a forward on the Fullerton State basketball team from 1988-1989 to 1991-1992.

Ward hit for a cycle in his 14th major league game, the quickest player to achieve the feat. He accomplished it on September 18, 1980 while playing for the Minnesota Twins. His son Daryle also hit for the cycle, in 2004, making them the first father/son duo to ever do so. There would not be another until Cavan Biggio joined his father Craig in 2019.

Ward was the hitting coach for the Charlotte Knights from 1999 to May of 2001, before being promoted to the Chicago White Sox staff. He returned to Charlotte in 2009-2010. Ward was a coach for the Winston-Salem Dash in 2011-2012, Birmingham Barons in 2013, Winston-Salem again in 2014 and AZL White Sox in 2015-2019.

Kevin Brown, Rickey Henderson, and Pete Incaviglia played with both Gary and Daryle Ward.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 2-time AL All-Star (1983 & 1985)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (1982 & 1984)

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