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Thomas Jones Goodwin
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 170 lb.
- School California State University, Fresno
- High School Central Union High School (Fresno)
- Debut September 1, 1991
- Final Game September 30, 2004
- Born July 27, 1968 in Fresno, CA USA
 Biographical Information
In the 1986 amateur draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Tom Goodwin - who was an outfielder - in the 6th round (134th overall). He opted not to sign. In 1988, he was a member of the gold winning American team at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. He also played for Team USA in the 1988 Baseball World Cup, hitting .250/.333/.364 with 6 steals in 9 tries, 9 runs and 2 errors in 12 games. He tied Kenji Tomashino and Julio Medina for the most stolen bases in the tournament.
Goodwin developed a forté in base stealing. He ended up spending only three seasons in the minors (all of which he stole over 45 bases) before making his Major League debut on September 1, 1991 at the age of 23.
Some of his major league career highlights include the 369 bases he stole over 14 years in the Major Leagues with the Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs, a career high 66 stolen bases with the Royals in 1996, and a .294 season with the Dodgers in 1993.
 Major Transactions
- July 25, 1997-sent to Rangers from Royals for third baseman Dean Palmer.
- July 31, 2000-sent to Dodgers from Rockies for outfielder Todd Hollandsworth and minor leaguers Kevin Gibbs and Randey Dorame.
 Other information
- Some sources say that Goodwin was as light as 170 pounds, while others say he was as heavy as 195.
- On June 3, 2001, Goodwin hit safely 5 times.
- "...(Mark Grudzielanek) teamed with Tom Goodwin on April 5 (2002) vs. Arizona to hit the first back-to-back home runs by Dodgers leading off a game in franchise history..."-MLB.com
- While at Fresno, Goodwin played baseball, basketball and football.
- Goodwin was a two-time All-America selection at Fresno State University and he was also named to The Sporting News' college all-America team in 1989.
- His mother was the first African-American teacher in Fresno.
- Goodwin's first home run as a Chicago Cub was a game winner on May 22, 2003.
- Goodwin recorded his 1,000th career hit off of Mike Gallo on August 20, 2003 (vs. Houston Astros).
- Goodwin currently resides in Grapevine, Texas.
- In 2000, not only did Goodwin hit an inside the park home run, he also hit two grand slams.