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April 8, 1988 | LISA DILLMAN, Special to The Times
Today, for U.S. captain Tom Gorman, who knows firsthand about the injustices of Davis Cup play, it all starts again. The drums. The noise. The near-riot conditions. These circumstances are such that Gorman will probably be hearing drums and cymbals in his dreams for the next two weeks . . . no matter what happens in the three-day American zone semifinal at Lima, Peru, which opens today with two singles matches.
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November 9, 2004
Frank Myers laments that "security agents cannot tell a good Muslim from a bad Muslim" (letters, Nov. 3). Newsflash: Security agents can't tell a Muslim from a non-Muslim, much less a "good" from a "bad" Muslim (whatever that is supposed to mean). I think I speak for most people when I say it is exceedingly difficult to tell a person's religion from his or her appearance. Tom Gorman Glendale
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December 5, 1990
Tom Gorman, who led the U.S. Davis Cup team to victory over Australia last weekend, will continue as captain in 1991, the U.S. Tennis Assn. announced.
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March 11, 1995 | JOHN LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every time National League umpire Brian Gorman brushes off home plate, he evokes the memory of his famous father. Call it a silent invocation, a ritual within a ritual. As he wipes the plate clean before each half-inning--a baseball rite as much a part of the game as the seventh-inning stretch and, well, booing the ump--Gorman clutches in his fingers a tiny wood-handled brush given to him by his father, Tom. The brush is well-kept but its needles are beginning to abrade.
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September 18, 1993
For many years, the two best male tennis players in the country were Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe. But tennis fans were embarrassed and had to make excuses for their behavior on and off the court. Now a new group of young players has taken over. Fortunately, they have conducted themselves as gentlemen and sportsmen. After the announcement that Tom Gorman is stepping down as Davis Cup captain, it has been reported that McEnroe wants the job. I hope that the U.S. Tennis Assn. does not make that mistake.
OPINION
November 9, 2004
Frank Myers laments that "security agents cannot tell a good Muslim from a bad Muslim" (letters, Nov. 3). Newsflash: Security agents can't tell a Muslim from a non-Muslim, much less a "good" from a "bad" Muslim (whatever that is supposed to mean). I think I speak for most people when I say it is exceedingly difficult to tell a person's religion from his or her appearance. Tom Gorman Glendale
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April 3, 1993
I guess the bad guys do win--sometimes. Tennis stars Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras and John McEnroe didn't want Tom Gorman to lead the United States Davis Cup team. They wanted John McEnroe to lead our once-prestigious team. They didn't play, and we lost to Australia. It wasn't Gorman's fault. The cry-babies chose not to play. MARJORIE L. SCHWARTZ Los Angeles
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March 11, 1995 | JOHN LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every time National League umpire Brian Gorman brushes off home plate, he evokes the memory of his famous father. Call it a silent invocation, a ritual within a ritual. As he wipes the plate clean before each half-inning--a baseball rite as much a part of the game as the seventh-inning stretch and, well, booing the ump--Gorman clutches in his fingers a tiny wood-handled brush given to him by his father, Tom. The brush is well-kept but its needles are beginning to abrade.
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October 30, 1991 | From Associated Press
John McEnroe and Pete Sampras are eager for U.S. captain Tom Gorman to decide who will play for the United States in the Davis Cup final against France in November. Both won their opening matches Tuesday at the $2-million Paris Open, then talked about playing on the team. "I think Tom Gorman is waiting to see how this tournament goes to make a decision among myself, Jim Courier, Brad Gilbert and McEnroe," said Sampras, who defeated Andrei Cherkasov of the Soviet Union, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, Tuesday.
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September 18, 1993
For many years, the two best male tennis players in the country were Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe. But tennis fans were embarrassed and had to make excuses for their behavior on and off the court. Now a new group of young players has taken over. Fortunately, they have conducted themselves as gentlemen and sportsmen. After the announcement that Tom Gorman is stepping down as Davis Cup captain, it has been reported that McEnroe wants the job. I hope that the U.S. Tennis Assn. does not make that mistake.
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September 10, 1993 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Gorman has one foot out the door, so is John McEnroe destined to replace him as Davis Cup captain? McEnroe said again Thursday night that he still covets the job. "Did I ever say I didn't want it?" McEnroe said. "Sure, I'm interested. Nobody has asked me. Isn't everybody interested--except Jimmy (Connors), I mean?" Gorman turned in his resignation as Davis Cup captain here Thursday, effective at the end of the year. His last match as captain will be Sept.
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April 8, 1993 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What are the two words that either chill your Davis Cup bones or warm your racket string? Captain Mac. As far as U.S. Davis Cup fortunes go, and that's not real far right now, there is a chance that John McEnroe will replace Tom Gorman as captain in 1994, a possibility that might have grown a little larger after the United States lost its first-round match in Australia two weeks ago.
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April 3, 1993
I guess the bad guys do win--sometimes. Tennis stars Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras and John McEnroe didn't want Tom Gorman to lead the United States Davis Cup team. They wanted John McEnroe to lead our once-prestigious team. They didn't play, and we lost to Australia. It wasn't Gorman's fault. The cry-babies chose not to play. MARJORIE L. SCHWARTZ Los Angeles
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March 28, 1993 | From Associated Press
The United States sent a junior varsity Davis Cup team to Australia and it paid the penalty. Now captain Tom Gorman is left wondering whether he, too, will pay. Australia took an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the first-round match Saturday at Melbourne when Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge defeated Jim Grabb and Richey Reneberg in doubles, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 3-6, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4. Grabb and Reneberg lost after Grabb dropped serve in the fifth game of the final set.
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December 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tom Gorman, who pitched for the New York Yankees and Kansas City Athletics from 1952-59, died Saturday of heart disease. He was 67. Gorman appeared in 289 games, mostly in relief, compiling a 36-36 record with 42 saves and a 3.77 earned-run average. His best season was 1955, when he won seven games and saved 18 for the A's.
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December 19, 1992 | THOMAS BONK
If Tom Gorman has his way, the U.S. team that won the Davis Cup two weeks ago against Switzerland will not change in 1993. Gorman, reappointed earlier this week as captain, said he wants the foursome of Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras and John McEnroe to remain intact as the U.S. team, which opens defense of its title in March on grass against Australia in Melbourne. "Our theme for '92 was to get the Cup back," Gorman said. "The theme for '93 is to repeat.
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September 28, 1992 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The morning sun shone brightly on his red, white and blue sweater with the stars embroidered across his shoulders as Tom Gorman left his downtown hotel, signed a few autographs, strode briskly down the sidewalk and jaywalked across 7th Street to the Target Center. For at least one morning, it was a great day to be the U.S. Davis Cup captain. There will be others, but just how many, well, that is not exactly clear.
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