"Thomas Flynn Gordon", nicknamed ""Flash"", is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher.
He pitched for the Kansas City Royals (1988–95), Boston Red Sox (1996–99), Chicago Cubs (2001–02), Houston Astros (2002), Chicago White Sox (2003), New York Yankees (2004–05), Philadelphia Phillies (2006–08) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (2009). In 1998 he won the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award and led the American League in saves and in games finished, and in 1998-99 he set an MLB record with 54 consecutive saves.More Tom Gordon on Wikipedia.
Mel was wonderful for our pitching staff. He worked very well with the veterans as well as the young guys, which was really big for us, especially with what we went through early. We could have been down in the dumps, but we could count on Mel and [manager] Joe [Torre] to keep us together. Things worked out well.Tom Gordon