29. Joe Gordon
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 18, 1915 in Los Angeles, CA USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 18, 1938
  • Final Game: September 30, 1950
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1939
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1939
  • TSN All-Star - 1939
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1940
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1940
  • TSN All-Star - 1940
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1941
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1941
  • TSN All-Star - 1941
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1942
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1942
  • Most Valuable Player - 1942
  • TSN All-Star - 1942
  • TSN Guide MVP - 1942
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1943
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1947
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1947
  • TSN All-Star - 1947
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1948
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1948
  • TSN All-Star - 1948
 
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The American League MVP in 1942, Joe Gordon brought a very well rounded game to the New York Yankees.   

Playing an even 1,000 Games and collecting 1,000 Hits as a Yankee, Gordon showcased power (153 Home Runs), a respectable Batting Average and incredible defense.  Gordon would have four seasons where he had a higher Defensive bWAR than 2.0 (plus another three as a Cleveland Indian) and finished in the top five in that statistic seven times as a Yankee.  With New York, he was an integral part of four World Series championships and was a member of Cleveland’s last World Series Title in 1948.

Gordon would be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame via the Veterans Committee in 2009.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Second Base
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent before the 1936 Season.
  • Departed: Traded to the Cleveland Indians for Allie Reynolds 10/11/46.
  • Games Played: 1000
  • Notable Statistics: 596 Runs Scored
    1,000 Hits
    186 Doubles
    38 Triples
    153 Home Runs
    617 RBI
    68 Stolen Bases
    .271/.358/.467 Slash Line
    37.5 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1938, 1939, 1941 & 1943)
    MVP (1942)
    All Star Game (1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943 & 1946)
    Highest Power-Speed # (1940)
    Most Putouts by a Second Baseman (1939)
    Most Assists by a Second Baseman (1939, 1940 & 1943)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Second Baseman (1939, 1941 & 1942)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Second Baseman (1938 & 1943)
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