Tom Gorman (gormato01)

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Thomas David Gorman
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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Tom Gorman began his playing career with the 1938 Blytheville Giants, leading the Northeast Arkansas League with 166 SO and 100 BB, while going 15-9 2.50 ERA. The following season, he was 7-8 3.36 for the Clinton Giants, before getting called up to the New York Giants for four games at the end of the 1939. In 1940 he was 11-11 3.93 for Clinton. From 1941 to 1945, Gorman was in the military service, and he was released by New York on April 4, 1946.

After his playing career ended, Gorman became an umpire in the New England League from 1947 to July 3, 1948. He was in the International League until July 24th when he was optioned to the Canadian-American League for the rest of the season. He then returned to the IL in 1949-1950. He was a National League umpire from 1951 to 1977. His son Brian Gorman also became a major league umpire.

He is one of three Tom Gormans who have played in the majors (through 2008).

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