Inducted in 2006
Michael Bordick
Born on July 21, 1965 in Marquette, Michigan
Education:
Hampden Academy, 1983
University of Maine Orono

Mike Bordick had an outstanding baseball career at UMaine Orono, before moving on to professional baseball for eighteen seasons, which included fourteen seasons in the Major Leagues. His Major League career included appearances in two World Series and an All-Star game appearance, as well as the setting of a new American League fielding record.

At the University of Maine, Mike showed steady progress over his three seasons under Coach John Winkin. In his junior year, he hit .364 and set two Black Bear hitting records with 90 hits and 71 singles. He was also a member of an infield that established a UMO record for double plays (61) and he earned All-New England honors.

He attracted even more attention from the scouts when he made several outstanding plays at the 1986 College World Series. During that summer, Mike was signed as free agent by the Oakland Athletics.

After working his way though the Oakland farm system, Mike reached the majors in late 1990, in time to see action in the 1990 World Series. By 1992, he was the A's starting shortstop, led the league in hitting for part of the season and ended the year with a career high .300 average.

In 1997, after seven years in Oakland, he was traded to Baltimore, where he took over the shortstop role from Hall of Famer and "Iron Man" Cal Ripken. He spent the next six seasons with the Orioles, except for a brief late season stint in 2000 with the New York Mets, where he again appeared in the World Series.

Offensively, his most productive season was 2000 when he had 30 doubles, 20 home runs, 80 RBI's and a .285 average with the Orioles and the Mets. He was also selected to the American League All-Star team in that season. Defensively, in 2002 Mike established a record for American League shortstops. Over a span of 110 games, he handled 544 consecutive chances without an error.

Mike retired from professional ball in 2003, after one season with the Toronto Blue Jays. He is still working in the Blue Jays organization and living in the Baltimore area. Mike and his wife Monica have five children; Chandler (12), twins Dillon & Casey (11), Dawson (6) and Wyatt (3).

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