The Mets acquired left-handed pitcher Tom Gorman from the Montreal Expos on August 4, 1982 in exchange for Joel Youngblood. He reported to the minors before joining Mets in September. He made his Met debut on September 18 by pitching 1/3 of an inning in the Mets 6-2 loss to the St Louis Cardinals. He made one more relief appearance before getting the nod to start on September 30 against the Chicago Cubs. He allowed 5 hits and 2 runs over 7 innings but suffered the loss as the Mets fell 3-1.
He started the 1983 season in the minors before getting promoted in June. He appeared in 25 games, 4 as a starter, and posted a 1-4 record with a 4.93 ERA. He lost all of his 4 starts. He earned his only win on September 3 when he pitched the final 2 innings in the Mets 15 inning win over the San Diego Padres.
He once again started the 1984 season in the minors. He joined the Mets in May and went on to become one of the team’s most effective relievers. Appearing in 36 games he posted a 6-0 record with a 2.97 ERA. During the month of September with the Mets battling the Cubs for the division title he went 3-0 in 6 appearances with a 1.04 ERA.
He spent the entire the entire 1985 season with the Mets and was the winning pitcher on Opening Day. He went on to appear in 34 games, all but one out of the bullpen, and finished with a 4-4 record with a 5.13 ERA. His only start was a disaster coming in one of the worst losses in franchise history. On June 11 against the Philadelphia Phillies he gave 6 runs in just 1/3 of an inning as the Mets went on to lose 26-7.
The Mets released Gorman just prior to the 1986 season. In 98 games for the Mets he posted an 11-9 record with a 4.10 ERA.
While with the Mets Gorman wore number 29.
Tom Gorman also played for the following teams:
Montreal Expos – 1981,1982
Philadelphia Phillies – 1986
San Diego Padres – 1987