Born: January 20, 1936|
Died: November 14, 2004 (aged 68)|
|September 23, 1960 for the New York Yankees|
Last MLB appearance
|June 17, 1967 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Runs batted in||94|
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He was born in Monticello, Arkansas, but attended McClymonds High School in Oakland, California, alma mater of Basketball Hall of Fame center Bill Russell, as well as two of Gonder's future MLB teammates, Frank Robinson and Vada Pinson. Gonder signed with Cincinnati in 1955 and began his 15-year professional career. Acquired by the Yankees' Triple-A Richmond Virginians affiliate in
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Assigned to the Triple-A San Diego Padres, Gonder led the
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Gonder reverted to part-time status in 1965, and for the remainder of his big-league career played behind regular catchers Chris Cannizzaro, Joe Torre and Jim Pagliaroni. He was sent to Triple-A in June 1967 and wrapped up his pro career in 1969.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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