Tom “Flash” Gordon has experienced a modest online rebirth as a result of a Los Angeles Times crossword clue. “Flash” Gordon, a former MLB relief pitcher, and three-time All-Star, currently works as a radio color analyst for the Boston Red Sox.
In the sixth round of the 1986 MLB Draft, Gordon was chosen by the Kansas City Royals. After two years, he made his MLB debut.
He made a name for himself as a rookie for the Kansas City Royals in 1989, finishing the year with a remarkable 17-9 record and a 3.64 ERA and eventually coming in second place in the voting for Rookie of the Year. The winner would ultimately be Gregg Olson of the Baltimore Orioles, although Gordon had already established himself in the MLB.
Over the course of his MLB career, “Flash” Gordon would be prosperous. He received the Rolaids Reliever of the Year Award after leading the league with 46 saves and was selected to the All-Star squad in three separate years (1998, 2004, and 2004).
In addition, he was a part of the Philadelphia Phillies, who won the 2008 World Series, but he was injured in his right elbow, thus he was unable to pitch for the team in the postseason.
The only pitcher in MLB history with more than 100 wins, more than 100 saves, and more than 100 holds, he retired in 2010 with all three totals above 100. This title still belongs to him.
He played in Major League Baseball for 21 years, spending time with the Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Baseball family of Flash Gordon
Given that Tom Gordon is the father of Major Leaguers Dee Strange-Gordon and Nick Gordon, it is reasonable to conclude that baseball is in his blood.
Dee had an effective 11-year Major League career, making two appearances on the All-Star Team, and receiving a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award.
Nick, on the other hand, has just started his MLB career. He has played with the Minnesota Twins for two seasons, hitting 13 home runs, driving in 73 runs, and hitting.261 in 209 games.
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