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Tom Goodwin #26

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Full Name:
Tom Goodwin
Uniform #:
26

• Thomas Jones (Tom) Goodwin was named the Mets first base coach on October 29, 2011...Also responsible for the club's outfielders and handles baserunning instruction for the team.

• Was a member of the Boston Red Sox organization from 2008-2011, the last three as the organization's Minor League Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator.

• In 2008, he coached Lowell (A) of the New York-Penn League, helping the Spinners to a 40-33 record and a first-place finish.

• Also managed the Lewisville Lizards of the Independent Continental Baseball League in 2007.

• Played 14 major league seasons with the Dodgers (1991-1993, 2000-2001), Royals (1994-1997), Rangers (1997-1999), Rockies (2000), Giants (2002) and Cubs (2003-2004).

• Was a lifetime .268 hitter with 24 home runs, 284 RBI and 369 stolen bases.

• Recorded 50 or more stolen bases in four different seasons, with a career-high 66 with Kansas City in 1996.

• From 1995-2000, he never ranked lower than seventh in the American League in steals, including three second-place finishes and two third-place finishes.

• During his career, he put together 62 multiple-steal contests, including a four-steal game on June 7, 2000 at Seattle.

• Stole home three times.

• In his major league career, he was successful in 369 of 487 (76 percent) stolen base attempts.

• Committed only 22 errors, recording a .991 fielding percentage (2,402 total chances).

• Went to the postseason four times, including his first career World Series appearance in 2002 with the Giants.

• Is a 1986 graduate of Central High School in Fresno, CA where he played baseball, football and basketball.

• Was originally selected by the Dodgers out of Fresno State in the first round (22nd overall pick) of the 1989 Amateur Draft.

• At Fresno State, he was a two-time All-America selection...Also was named to The Sporting News' College All-America team in 1989.

• Was a member of the 1988 Gold Medal winning USA Olympic baseball team.

• Selected by the Pirates in the sixth round of the 1986 Amateur Draft but did not sign.

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