To The Max

The hits keep coming for Max Gordon.

Gordon – who played in the Western Major Baseball League (the predecessor of the Western Canadian Baseball League) for Swift Current – has announced that the Detroit Tigers have hired him as the organization’s hitting coordinator.

The left-handed batter patrolled the outfield for Swift Current in 2011, when he suited up in 28 WCBL games. Gordon posted a .314 batting average through 118 at bats, and recorded 19 runs, 17 RBI, four stolen bases and one home run that summer.

He was named the league’s first star of the week in mid-July after batting .391 with three runs batted in, two doubles and a stolen base during a five-game stretch for Swift Current.

Gordon played college baseball for Oregon State University in NCAA’s Division 1. His story was chronicled in the 2021 book Max Gordon: Life, Loss, and Baseball’s Greatest Comeback.

The 31-year-old spent the last five years coaching for Driveline Baseball before accepting his new role with the Tigers. We wish him all the best as he helps develop hitters at the Major League Baseball (MLB) level.

Max Gordon scales the wall to make a catch during WMBL play at Athletic Park in Medicine Hat in 2011.