Mike Bordick – His New York Mets Career 2000

Mike bordickWhen shortstop Rey Ordonez was lost for the season with a broken arm, the Mets were in desperate need of a new one to take his place.  Luckily for them the Baltimore Orioles had fallen out of the race and were willing to trade their all-star shortstop Mike Bordick.  The Mets acquired him on July 28, 2000 in exchange for Melvin Mora, Mike Kinkade, Pat Gorman and Lesli Brea.   Bordick had represented the Orioles at the 2000 All- Star game and was enjoying a solid season, at the time of the trade he was hitting .297 with 16 home runs and 59 RBIs.

In his first game with the Mets on July 29 he hit a home run in his first at-bat and helped the Mets defeat the Cardinals 4-3.  Bordick finished out the season as the Mets everyday shortstop but unfortunately, he could not match the earlier success he had with the Orioles. In 59 games, he hit .260 with 4 home runs and 21 RBIs.

The Mets reached the postseason in 2000 and made it all the way to the World Series, however Bordick struggled immensely.  In 13 postseason games for the Mets Bordick hit just .121 (4 for 33) and failed to drive in any runs.

Following the season Bordick returned to the Orioles as a free agent thus ending his brief tenure with the Mets. 

While with the Mets Bordick wore number 17.

Mike Bordick also played for the following teams:
Oakland A’s – 1990-1996
Baltimore Orioles – 1997-2002
Toronto Blue Jays – 2003

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