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Tom Gordon

Thomas Gordon (Flash)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: November 18, 1967 in Sebring, FL
High School: Avon Park HS (Avon Park, FL)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 6th round of the 1986 amateur draft.
Signed June 3, 1986. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1988 (Age 20.295)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1989 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/RedSox/Yankees/Phillies/WhiteSox/... 1988-2009
Agents: Beverly Hills Sports Council [*]
Final Game: May 3, 2009 (Age 41.166)
Relatives: Father of Dee Gordon
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1988 KCR AL 20 P 5 2 0 15.2 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 2.30 0.80 .960 1.78 1.76 5 2 29% 31% 0
1989 KCR AL 21 P 49 16 1 163.0 41 15 26 0 7 1.000 2.26 0.84 .960 1.87 1.85 7 3 30% 31% 0 RoY-2
1990 KCR AL 22 P 32 32 6 195.1 42 17 24 1 1 .976 1.89 1.28 .953 1.78 1.76 8 10 56% 34% 1
1990 KCR AL 22 DH 1 0
1991 KCR AL 23 P 45 14 1 158.0 31 12 17 2 1 .935 1.65 0.64 .956 1.80 1.80 9 7 44% 34% 1
1992 KCR AL 24 P 40 11 0 117.2 26 11 14 1 1 .962 1.91 0.63 .953 1.72 1.71 5 7 58% 34% 0
1993 KCR AL 25 P 48 14 2 155.2 41 18 21 2 0 .951 2.25 0.81 .953 1.79 1.78 15 9 38% 36% 0
1994 KCR AL 26 P 24 24 0 155.1 39 12 25 2 3 .949 2.14 1.54 .956 1.72 1.71 32 8 20% 31% 0
1995 KCR AL 27 P 31 31 2 189.0 53 25 26 2 3 .962 2.43 1.65 .960 1.79 1.77 12 5 29% 31% 0
1996 BOS AL 28 P 34 34 4 215.2 47 14 30 3 3 .936 1.84 1.29 .960 1.77 1.76 17 5 23% 30% 0
1997 BOS AL 29 P 42 25 2 182.2 40 18 20 2 1 .950 1.87 0.90 .955 1.71 1.69 20 7 26% 33% 1
1998 BOS AL 30 P 73 0 0 79.1 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 0.91 0.11 .958 1.78 1.76 7 0 0% 31% 0 AS,MVP-13
1999 BOS AL 31 P 21 0 0 17.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.51 0.05 .950 1.68 1.66 7 0 0% 33% 0
2001 CHC NL 33 P 47 0 0 45.1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.40 0.04 .960 1.75 1.73 6 0 0% 33% 0
2002 TOT NL 34 P 34 0 0 42.2 8 1 6 1 1 .875 1.48 0.21 .964 1.84 1.81 3 2 40% 32% 1
2002 CHC NL 34 P 19 0 0 23.2 5 1 4 0 1 1.000 1.90 0.26 .964 1.83 1.81 2 1 33% 32% 1
2002 HOU NL 34 P 15 0 0 19.0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 0.95 0.13 .963 1.85 1.81 1 1 50% 32% 0
2003 CHW AL 35 P 66 0 0 74.0 16 6 10 0 1 1.000 2 5 1.95 0.24 .957 1.73 1.71 1 0 0% 30% 0
2004 NYY AL 36 P 80 0 0 89.2 20 6 13 1 1 .950 2 4 1.91 0.24 .948 1.66 1.65 2 1 33% 32% 1 AS
2005 NYY AL 37 P 79 0 0 80.2 21 7 13 1 0 .952 1 2 2.23 0.25 .954 1.70 1.68 3 1 25% 30% 0
2006 PHI NL 38 P 59 0 0 59.1 13 5 8 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.97 0.22 .958 1.71 1.71 6 0 0% 28% 0 AS
2007 PHI NL 39 P 44 0 0 40.0 13 6 7 0 0 1.000 1 6 2.92 0.30 .965 1.69 1.67 1 1 50% 24% 0
2008 PHI NL 40 P 34 0 0 29.2 6 1 3 2 0 .667 0 0 1.21 0.12 .958 1.73 1.72 1 0 0% 27% 0
2009 ARI NL 41 P 3 0 0 1.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.40 0.33 .960 1.62 1.70 0 0 0
21 Seasons P 890 203 18 2108.0 473 185 268 20 23 .958 6 3 1.93 0.51 .957 1.76 1.73 167 68 29% 32% 5
1 Season DH 1 0
21 Seasons TOT 890 203 18 2108.0 473 185 268 20 23 .958 6 19 1.93 0.51 .957 1.76 1.73 167 68 29% 32% 5
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1988 KCR AL 20 P
1989 KCR AL 21 P
1990 KCR AL 22 P
1991 KCR AL 23 P
1992 KCR AL 24 P
1993 KCR AL 25 P
1994 KCR AL 26 P
1995 KCR AL 27 P
1996 BOS AL 28 P
1997 BOS AL 29 P
1998 BOS AL 30 P
1999 BOS AL 31 P
2001 CHC NL 33 P
2002 CHC NL 34 P
2002 HOU NL 34 P
2003 CHW AL 35 P 2 5 2 0 0
2004 NYY AL 36 P 2 4 2 0 0
2005 NYY AL 37 P 1 2 2 -1 0
2006 PHI NL 38 P 0 0 1 -1
2007 PHI NL 39 P 1 6 1 0 0
2008 PHI NL 40 P 0 0 0 0
2009 ARI NL 41 P 0 0 0
21 Seasons P 6 3 8 -1 -1
21 Seasons TOT 6 19 8 -1 -1
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1988 KCR AL 20 5 2 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 KCR AL 21 49 16 0 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 KCR AL 22 33 32 1 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1991 KCR AL 23 46 14 1 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 KCR AL 24 40 11 0 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 KCR AL 25 48 14 0 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 KCR AL 26 24 24 0 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 KCR AL 27 32 31 1 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1996 BOS AL 28 34 34 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 BOS AL 29 42 25 2 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 BOS AL 30 73 0 6 73 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 BOS AL 31 21 0 2 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 CHC NL 33 47 0 45 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 CHC NL 34 19 0 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 HOU NL 34 15 0 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 CHW AL 35 66 0 3 66 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 NYY AL 36 80 0 4 80 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 NYY AL 37 79 0 5 79 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 PHI NL 38 59 0 55 59 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 PHI NL 39 44 0 44 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 PHI NL 40 34 0 33 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 ARI NL 41 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Seasons 893 203 239 890 890 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1988 KCR AL 20 67 75% 25% 2 100% 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 KCR AL 21 676 68% 31% 28 93% 1 15 1 9 25 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 7 0 4 75%
1990 KCR AL 22 858 71% 29% 29 86% 0 17 1 13 23 20 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 9 78%
1991 KCR AL 23 684 66% 27% 20 90% 0 12 2 10 17 11 1 2 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 3 100%
1992 KCR AL 24 516 74% 32% 17 100% 0 11 2 7 14 12 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 100%
1993 KCR AL 25 651 72% 33% 23 87% 0 20 1 19 20 16 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1994 KCR AL 26 675 75% 35% 30 90% 1 13 2 9 25 18 4 2 0 0 2 1 3 2 2 1 6 83%
1995 KCR AL 27 843 77% 36% 34 79% 2 23 1 20 26 20 1 2 0 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 8 88%
1996 BOS AL 28 998 75% 32% 35 89% 0 13 3 8 29 24 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 1 1 2 1 100%
1997 BOS AL 29 774 72% 34% 26 88% 1 18 1 14 21 15 2 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1998 BOS AL 30 317 74% 32% 2 100% 0 7 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1999 BOS AL 31 82 71% 17% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 CHC NL 33 187 59% 20% 1 100% 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 CHC NL 34 104 63% 22% 3 100% 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
2002 HOU NL 34 77 74% 18% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2003 CHW AL 35 310 63% 26% 13 77% 1 6 0 6 10 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 50%
2004 NYY AL 36 342 67% 29% 16 94% 0 6 2 3 13 7 5 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 3 100%
2005 NYY AL 37 324 73% 36% 15 87% 0 7 0 6 13 9 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0%
2006 PHI NL 38 253 68% 29% 8 100% 0 5 0 5 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 PHI NL 39 170 75% 35% 8 100% 0 6 0 5 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2008 PHI NL 40 139 75% 28% 3 100% 1 1 0 1 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 ARI NL 41 10 100% 60% 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Seasons 9057 72% 31% 316 89% 7 184 16 144 265 199 25 20 2 4 14 10 23 11 19 4 51 84%
MLB Averages 78% 32% 90% 84%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1998 AL (13, 7%)
0.07 Career Shares (1036th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
2004 AL  80 (2nd)
2005 AL  79 (3rd)
Career  890 (28th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1995 AL  25 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1996 AL  3 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
Career  1.93 (69th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1989 AL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
2009 NL  born 1967-11-18 (6th)

Youngest s c a p y
1988 AL  born 1967-11-18 (2nd)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Flash Thomas tim Tom tommy gordan Gordon

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