Herbert Allen Gorman
On April 5, 1953, Gorman, who had played one game in the majors for the Cardinals the previous year, was in left field for the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League. During the game, Herb complained he was not feeling well. The game was stopped, and he was brought into the training room. He had suffered a heart attack, and died on the way to the hospital. According to teammate Bob Kerrigan, although Herb was only 37, "They did an autopsy and said his organs were those of an 80-year-old man...It was very sad. If they hadn't brought him in, he'd have died right there in left field."
Birth and Death Dates:
b. December 18, 1925 - d. April 5, 1953
After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Gorman began his professional baseball career. He played in the minors for six seasons before making it the majors in 1952. He appeared in one game for the St. Louis Cardinals and pinch-hit on April 19 against the Chicago Cubs. He grounded out.
Gorman played one game for the Cardinals in 1952.
Outfielder-first baseman, but he never took the field in the major leagues.
5'11", 180 pounds
Batting Avg.: .000
Slugging Avg.: .000
Home Runs: 0
Home Run %: 0.0
Strike Outs: 0
Stolen Bases: 0
Total Chances per Game: 0.0
Fielding Avg: --
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