Bob Gorinski

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Bob Gorinski
Designated Hitter / Outfield
Born: (1952-01-07) January 7, 1952 (age 62)
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 10, 1977 for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1977 for the Minnesota Twins
Career statistics
Batting average .195
Hits 23
Runs 14
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 22
On-base plus slugging .548
Teams

Robert John Gorinski (born January 7, 1952 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania) is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder and designated hitter. He played one season (1977) for the Minnesota Twins, with a .195 batting average.[1]

Gorinski is a native of Calumet, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Mount Pleasant Area High School in 1970. Gorinski was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (22nd pick overall) of the 1970 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his Major League Baseball debut on April 10, 1977 for the Minnesota Twins. [2]

Minor leagues[edit]

Gorinski began his professional career in the Gulf Coast League in 1970. That season, while playing with the Sarasota Twins, he led the league with 6 home runs. By 1972, Gorinski advanced to playing Triple-A baseball in the Carolina League with the Twins' affiliate in Lynchburg. There he led the league with 23 home runs. The following year in 1974, he led the Southern League, while with the Orlando Twins, with 23 home runs and 100 RBIs. In 1976, he led the Pacific Coast League with 28 home runs and 110 RBIs, while with the Tacoma Twins.[2]

Major Leagues[edit]

In the 35th annual Baseball Hall of Fame Game, Minnesota scored three runs late for an 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Gorinski belted a three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning to even the game at 5-5. Gorinski also collected a fourth-inning RBI double[3] His jersey number was 35 during his time with the Twins.[4]

Family[edit]

Bob is the nephew of Walt Gorinski, a professional football player who played in 1946 with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

Stats[edit]

Batting stats[edit]

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1977 MIN 54 118 14 23 3 22 .195 .226 .322 4 1 5 29 0 2 1 0 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bob Gorinski Stats". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Bob Gorinski BR Bullpen". BaseballReference.com. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Banks, Five Others Enter Shrine". Lawrence Journal-World. August 8, 1977. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ Thornley, Stew. "Minnesota Twins Uniform Numbers". Minnesota Twins Media Guide. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 

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