New York Mets pinch running specialist Terrance Gore is one of the last people that one would challenge the likes of Tom Brady for championship rings.
And yet, that could be the base. It is a goal that Gore has set for himself as he came to terms with being one of Major League Baseball’s most unique weapons – a player valued for his legs alone.
New York Mets pinch runner Terrance Gore taking aim at Tom Brady
It is possible that Gore could catch Brady. The legendary former Montreal Expos draft pick is 45 years old and it is a matter of time before he stays retired. Gore, meanwhile, is just 31 years old, and given his skillset, has plenty of years left.
He is also in a unique place given his odd career. Gore and his agent have decided that, since he is wanted as a postseason weapon, he will wait until June to sign with a team for the rest of the year. This way, he can look to see which teams are likely to be in the postseason picture, giving him the chance to add to his ring collection and continue to run down Brady.
Despite spending parts of eight years in the majors, Gore has just 80 plate appearances despite appearing in 110 games in his career. He may have only 15 hits, but he has 43 steals and has scored 35 runs. The most important stat – Gore has three rings, earning championships with the Royals, Dodgers, and Braves.
He has a great chance to add to that total this year. The Mets are heading to the postseason, although their exact seed is yet to be determined. And he will be on their roster for the playoffs, a possible weapon who can be used in the late innings, brought in when a run is absolutely necessary and his speed can be the difference. Maybe a fourth ring, and getting that much closer to Brady, can happen.
Terrance Gore has found a goal in baseball – to reach Tom Brady’s championship total. The New York Mets pinch runner may well get there.