Joe Gordon
Birthdate 2/18/1915
Death Date 4/14/1978
Debut Year 1938
Year of Induction 2009
Teams Indians, Yankees
Position Second Base

The 1942 AL MVP, Joe Gordon was an All Star in 9 of his 11 MLB seasons. He still holds the AL record for homers by a second baseman with 246.

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1939 World's Fair Laurel Card signed by Joe Gordon

1939 World's Fair Laurel Card signed by Joe Gordon

The 1939 World’s Fair in New York was attended by over 44 million people with countries from around the world participating. Among the exhibits was Academy of Sport and specifically the School of Baseball. Acrobatic Yankee second baseman Joe Gordon was among the big leaguers who taught basebal
Reverse of World's Fair Laurel Card

Reverse of World's Fair Laurel Card

The first AL second baseman to hit 20 homers in a season, Joe Gordon reached the mark seven times and still holds the league’s mark for career round trippers with 246. Shown here is the back of the World’s Fair Laurel Card. It states in part, “A card similar to this one, is issue t

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