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Tom Gorman

1988

Babe Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Tom Gorman has been involved with our program for over 25 years.  He is a very dedicated volunteer and plays a major role in the success the organization enjoys today.  It is a proud moment to have a person of his caliber inducted into the Hall of Fame."

Gorman, a former National League umpire, was known as the "Umpire's Umpire" during a career that spanned 25 years and over 4,500 games. During that time, he was part of the umpiring crews in five World Series, five All-Star Games, and five no-hitters, including the most famous, Don Larson's perfect game in the 1956 World Series. Gorman was known for his long-standing feud with former Major League manager Leo Durocher. He worked with 87 different managers, and had the "privilege" of ejecting 157 different players and managers.

Tom started his professional career in 1939 as a pitcher with the New York Giants. In 1941, Uncle Sam called and he began a five-year stint in the Army. He returned to the Giants in 1946, eventually turning to his colorful umpiring career in 1950.

Considered one of the top speakers in sports, he was asked to appear as a guest speaker at the 1985 Babe Ruth 13-Year-Old World Series Banquet in Rocky Point Palladium, Warwick, Rhode Island. He served many years as an umpire consultant to both Babe Ruth Baseball and the Commissioner's Office for the National League.

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