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Mike Bordick

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Full Name:
Mike Bordick

NOTES

Is in his fifth season coaching in the Orioles organization and his third season as a special assignment instructor...Will also spend part of the 2014 season as a color analyst for MASN on Orioles broadcasts...Spent the 2010-11 seasons as the Minor League coordinator of offensive fundamentals...Spent the 2009 season as a roving infield instructor for the Toronto Blue Jays.

PLAYING CAREER

Has the third-highest fielding percentage (.982) among shortstops with 1,500 games played in Major League history, trailing only Omar Vizquel (.985) and Jimmy Rollins (.983)...Was a .260 career hitter in 14 Major League seasons with Oakland, Baltimore and Toronto...Finished his career in 2003 with the Blue Jays and recorded 1,500 career hits...In 2002, he had the best defensive season for a shortstop in Major League history as he set records for highest fielding percentage (.998), fewest errors (1), consecutive errorless games (110), fielding chances per game (4.9) and consecutive errorless chances (543)...Was signed by J.P. Riccardi (then a scout with Oakland) and Dick Bogard (former Oakland Scouting Director) as a non-drafted free agent after they saw him play in the Cape Cod League in 1986...Made Oakland's Opening Day roster in 1990...Recorded his first Major League hit, a single off New York's Jeff Robinson, September 8, 1990 at Yankee Stadium...Was on Oakland's active roster for the 1990 World Series, but did not play...Led AL shortstops with a .989 fielding percentage and 797 total chances in 1999, a year in which he led the AL in batting average against left-handed pitching (.406)...Played in the 2000 World Series with the Mets after a July 28 trade from Baltimore that sent SS Melvin Mora, 3B Mike Kinkade, RHP Pat Gorman and RHP Lesli Brea to the Orioles.

PERSONAL

Played three years of baseball at the University of Maine, where he led the Bears to College World Series berths in 1984 and 1986...Played baseball and football at Hampden Academy HS in Hampden, Maine...Mike and his wife, Monica, have six children: Chandler (20), Dylan (18), Casey (18), Dawson (14), Wyatt (10) and Colton (7).

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