Orioles Hall of Fame member Mike Bordick enters his sixth year as a member of the MASN broadcast team, serving as an analyst for half of the Orioles games this season. Bordick also provides analysis for select games on the Orioles Radio Network.
A 2011 inductee into the Orioles Hall of Fame, Bordick played for the Orioles for six seasons from 1997 to 2002. One of the best defensive players in club history, Bordick has the fifth-highest fielding percentage (.982) among shortstops with at least 1,000 games played in Major League history, trailing only Troy Tulowitzki (.985), Omar Vizquel (.985), Jimmy Rollins (.983), and J.J. Hardy (.983). In his 2002 season with the Orioles, Bordick had the best defensive season for a shortstop in Major League history, setting a record for highest fielding percentage (.998), fewest errors (one), consecutive errorless games (110), and consecutive errorless chances (543).
Bordick led AL shortstops with a .989 fielding percentage and 797 total chances in 1999 with the Orioles, a year in which he also led the AL in batting average against left-handed pitching (.406). Bordick's 14-year major league career also included time with the Oakland Athletics (1990-96), New York Mets (2000), and Toronto Blue Jays (2003). He batted .260 with 1,500 hits in his career, including a .260 average (674-for-2592) in 739 games with the Orioles.
Originally signed by the A's as a non-drafted free agent after playing in the Cape Cod League in 1986, Bordick was on Oakland's active roster for the 1990 World Series and appeared in three games for the A's. He also played in the 2000 World Series with the New York Mets after being traded from the Orioles that July and was named to the American League All-Star team that year, as well.
Bordick played three years at the University of Maine, where he led the Bears to College World Series berths in 1984 and 1986. At the end of his playing career, he completed his bachelor's degree in kinesiology and physical education from the University of Maine.
He spent the 2010-11 seasons as Coordinator of Offensive Fundamentals for the Orioles' minor league system. As he has done since 2012, Bordick will continue to work as a Special Assignment Instructor in the Orioles' minor league system when he is not in the broadcast booth.
Bordick and his wife, Monica, reside in Ruxton, Md. They have six children: Chandler, Dylan, Casey, Dawson, Wyatt, and Colton.