Sidney "Sid" Gordon (August 13, 1917 – June 17, 1975), known as "Sid," was a stocky, powerfully built American right-handed Major League Baseball outfielder, third baseman, and first baseman.
He had a 13-year career in MLB for the New York Giants (1941–43, 1946–49, and 1955), Boston Braves (1950–52), Milwaukee Braves (1953), and Pittsburgh Pirates (1954–55). Gordon was one of the Giants' most popular players. He played 13 years in the majors, batting .283, hitting 202 home runs, and batting in 805 runs. In 3 different years he homered at least once in every park in which he played. A slugger, he also had a great eye—he drew 731 walks, against only 356 strikeouts. He was a 2-time All-Star.
Harold Ribalow in his book The Jew in American Sports referred to Gordon as the "Solid Man."
- ^ "The Ballplayers – Sid Gordon". BaseballLibrary.com. Retrieved July 25, 2009.
- ^ Sid Gordon at the SABR Bio Project, by Ralph Berger, retrieved July 25, 2009
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