|Milwaukee Brewers — No. 7|
|Born: August 19, 1982|
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|Major League Baseball debut|
|April 4, 2005 for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Selected MLB statistics|
(through May 22, 2008)
|Batting Average||. Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and Third base. Events 43 BC - Octavian, later known as Augustus compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Events 1581 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 261|
|Runs Batted In||157|
James Jerry "J. The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which plays in the Central Division of the National League 2005 Major League Baseball season Headline events of the year Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros to win the World Series J. " Hardy (born August 19, 1982, in Tucson, AZ) is a starting shortstop in Major League Baseball, who plays for the Milwaukee Brewers. Events 43 BC - Octavian, later known as Augustus compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Tucson (ˈtuːsɒn is the seat of Pima County Arizona, United States, located 118 miles (188 km) southeast Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and Third base. The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which plays in the Central Division of the National League Hardy was selected by the Brewers in the second round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft out of Sabino High School in Tucson. Sabino High School is located in Tucson, Arizona. It resides on Tucson's northeast side in the community at 5000 N
Hardy's style of play has drawn comparisons to hall-of-famer Robin Yount, also a Brewers shortstop. Robin R Yount (jɔnt born September 16, 1955 in Danville Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career with Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and Third base.
Hardy suffered a dislocated shoulder and a torn labrum in 2004 in the minor leagues and sat out the year.
He went into spring training in 2005 as the frontrunner to win the starting shortstop job. In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the Regular season. In 2005, Hardy hit . 247 with 9 home runs and 50 runs batted in. He also had the lowest range factor of all major league shortstops, 3. 79. 
On May 16, 2006, Hardy slid into Philadelphia Phillies catcher Sal Fasano at home plate trying to score and badly injured his ankle when Fasano attempted to block the plate. The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Salvatore Frank Fasano (fəˈsɑːnoʊ̪ born August 10, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball Catcher X-rays revealed a severe sprain of the ankle, and he was placed on the 15 day disabled list. In Major League Baseball, the disabled list (DL is a method for teams to remove their injured players from the roster in order to summon healthy players Hardy recovered from the sprain, but constantly had trouble with an ankle tendon that kept popping in and out of place. On July 18, the Brewers announced that Hardy would have season-ending surgery on his ankle, performed by team physician Dr. William Raasch.  Hardy finished the year with an average of . 242 with 5 HR and 14 RBI.
2007 proved to be a breakout year for Hardy. As of June 27 he had already doubled his career home run total. Events 1358 - Republic of Dubrovnik is founded 1709 - Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden He ended up with 26 home runs, and 80 RBIs.
Hardy was selected to play as a reserve in the 2007 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, held in San Francisco. The 2007 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 78th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL and the National League The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city He played in the ninth inning and was walked on his first and only time up to bat.