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Gordon Beckham

Gordon Beckham

#542B,
Bio
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/188 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Atlanta, Georgia
College: Georgia
Draft: 2008 1st round (8th pick) by the
  • Amazin' Avenue

    Mets Morning News: Anniversaries

    Approaching the ten-year anniversary of Johan Santana’s no-hitter, Mike Baxter recalls the impact that his famous catch had on the Mets and on his career. Anthony Rieber of Newsday talked to original ‘62 Mets Hobie Landrith and Frank Thomas about the franchise’s beginnings as we approach its 60th anniversary. Joel Sherman of the New York Post builds a 26-man Mets roster of only homegrown players.

  • The Charlotte Observer

    Mike Baxter is forever linked to Johan Santana's no-hitter, but the legendary catch came with a hefty price

    There’s plenty of balls where you know right off the bat that you need to contain the damage and play it off the fence,” Baxter told the New York Daily News. The height of that ball, the location of it, it was definitely a ball I had to go for. That wasn’t a ball I could just give up on early.

  • Athletics Nation

    So long Canha, and thanks for all the bat flips

    Seven years is a long time for a player to stay on the A’s. Last summer, Canha was the only name remaining from the 2015 Opening Day roster. And his local roots extend even deeper, as he was born and raised in the Bay Area, though we’ll overlook that he grew up as more of a Giants fan.