Gardner, Floyd - Jelly



Jelly played from 1919 to 1933 for the Detroit Stars, Chicago American Giants, New York Lincoln Giants and Homestead Grays.

Gardner played his first full season with Chicago in 1920. He batted a career-high .367 in 1924 and .333 in 1926. The Giants won four pennants during Gardner's first seven-year tour with them (1920-26). In the '26 Black World Series, Gardner played in all 11 games of the series, batted just .222, but stole three bases and scored eight runs.

Gardner went to the New York Lincoln Giants in 1927, but returned to Chicago in 1928 and batted .307 in 1929. He returned to his first team, the Detroit Stars, in 1931 and closed out his career with them.