13–year Major League infielder-outfielder, Sid Gordon
was a two-time National League All Star (1948 & 1949)
and lifetime .283 hitter.
One of the consistent power-hitters of the post-WWII era,
he hit 30, 26, 27, 29, 25 home runs in consecutive seasons
(1948–1952). During this period, his extra-base
hits ranked him among the National League's top ten
slugging averages. His stats include 202 career homers,
and he once hit four grand slams in a single season (1950). In
1,475 career games, Gordon had 1,415 hits.
The Brooklyn-born third baseman-outfielder played his
first full season in 1943 with the New York Giants, then
joined the U.S. Coast Guard for the duration of World War
II. He rejoined the Giants in 1946, was traded to
the Boston Braves in 1949, the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1954,
and finished his career with the Giants in 1955.