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Friday, April 2, 2021

Dave Gorman turned pro and turned to pitching; Played in two pro seasons, made single-A

Dave Gorman wasn't always a pitcher. Before turning pro, he'd played the infield, The Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin wrote.

So that, and his status as Utica's Opening Day starter for the second season in a row, garnered mention in The Press & Sun Bulletin's New York-Penn. League preview for 1990.

He'd played the previous season entirely at Utica. For 1990, he played it at Utica and at single-A South  Bend. For Gorman, that 1990 campaign would be his last as a pro. He didn't make it above single-A.

Gorman's career began in 1989, signed by the White Sox as a free agent out of Citrus College and Bishop Amat High in California.

At Bishop Amat, Gorman hit .379, with 14 RBI to become one of the hitters his team relied on, The Los Angeles Times wrote. The paper also noted Gorman as a shortstop and as a pitcher.

In July 1986, Gorman got included on a team of baseball ambassadors who played a two-week tour in Japan and China.

Gorman signed with the White Sox for 1989. Assigned to Utica, he got into 13 games, starting four. He went 1-3, with a 5.88 ERA.

He then started 1990 at South Bend. He picked up a win in relief in a mid-April game, going 3 2/3 innings without allowing a run. He saw seven relief outings there and then 17 outings, 10 starts back at Utica. Overall, he went 5-9, with a 3.07 ERA to end his career.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,615
Made the Majors:1,247-34.5%
Never Made Majors:2,368-65.5%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:520
10+ Seasons in the Minors:306

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