Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Tom Gorman

Thomas David Gorman

March 16, 1919
New York, NY

August 11, 1986
Closter, NJ

1935-36 Power Memorial High School - New York (High School)
1936-37 Power Memorial High School - New York (High School)
1940-41 Johnstown (NYSL)
1940-41 Cohoes (NYSL)
1944-45 New York Westchesters (ABL)
1945-46 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1945-46 Carbondale (PSL)
1946-47 Carbondale (PSL)
1946-47 Brookyn-Bayonne (NYNJ)
1946-47 Allentown Rockets (EBL)
1946-47 Pottsville Pros (EBL)
1947-48 Hazelton Mountaineers (EBL)
1947-48 Glens Falls Commodores (NYSL)
1948-49 Glens Falls Commodores (NYSL)

A star baseball and basketball player in high school, Gorman was signed by the New York Giants after graduating. After winning 14 games for the Giant's class-D team in Blytheville, Arkansas in 1938, he was brought up to the Giants in 1939. He would pitch four game before being sent down again. He would start playing basketball semi-professionally before World War 2 intervened. After serving in the Army mainly in Northern Africa, he returned home and played basketball around the NorthEast. Playing in just one game (December 2, 1944) for the New York Westchesters of the American Basketball League, Gorman would suffer a quick mental lapse and put a defensive rebound into the Philadelphia SPHA's basket, thus giving him two point for the opposition. It was his only two points of the game, and he scored for the opposition.

It was suggested by a friend that he become an umpire for local baseball teams, and this began a very long and successful career on the baseball diamond. He would eventually ump minor league games before his contract was purchased by the Nartional League. He spent 25 years as an arbiter before retiring from the game in 1976.

Gorman and his wife, Margaret, had three sons and a daughter. Margaret died in 1968, and Gorman remarried in 1986 but was dead of a heart attack months later.

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