Married to the former Jacqueline Gent on 10/26/95...Brook and Jaci have 2 daughters, Blake Alexandra
(4/12/97) and Parker MacKenzie (1/23/01)...He is a 1989 graduate of St. Bernard High School in
Uncasville, CT...Played baseball and football...Was originally signed by Paul Barreta of the New York
Mets...Worked with the Mercy Home Clinic in 1999 as part of the White Sox community relations
efforts...Participated in Garth Brooks' Teammates for Kids Foundation by making a personal challenge
contribution...Hosted the Brook Fordyce Red Cross blood drive at Oriole Park in September 2002, pro-
viding tickets to donors.2004In his first season with the Rays, Fordyce filled the role of backup catcher to Toby Hall. The veteran had a season-high batting average of .250 on May 30. Fordyce did not have a hit in July but he finished with 13 hits in his last 46 at-bats (.283).2003Began the season as the Orioles' backup catcher before resuming primary role in June and playing
in a career-high 108 games...Was third among American League catchers with a .996 fielding percentage behind Seattle's Dan
Wilson (.998) and Chicago's Sandy Alomar (.997)...Made 25 starts in the Orioles' first 61 games of the season...Beginning June 12, played in started
78 of the final 100 games of the season...Batted .287 (78-272) with 5 home runs and 25 RBI
over his final 78 starts of the year...Had a career-high 8-game hitting streak, May 25-June 13, batting .414 (12-29)...also had a 6-
game hitting streak, June 30-July 9...Had a 2-run game-winning double in the Orioles 8-run 8th inning on July 4 vs.Toronto...Was
hit first multi-RBI game since August 4, 2002...Went 3-for-4 with a triple and 2 RBI on Aug.8 at Boston,one of five three-hit games of year...Was
his first triple since July 27, 2000 while with Chicago...Later tripled on Aug. 23 at New York...Homered in consecutive games played, August 9 and August 11...Had at least one RBI in 4
straight games August 6-11...Hit safely in 16 of 24 games in August, batting .313 (26-83)...Had 11 extra-base hits and 16 RBI
in August, highest of any month of the season...Threw out 14 of 84 (16.7%) runners attempting to steal...For his career, has thrown out 18.9%
(85-449) of runners attempting to steal...Missed a 4-game series at Kansas City while on bereavement leave...Went on leave following the
May 7 game vs. Detroit to attend funeral of his father,Tom, and returned to active list on May 13.2002
Went hitless in his first 17 at-bats of the season and began the year 1-for-31 through his first 13
games...Beginning May 4, batted .293 (29-99) over his final 43 games of the year.
Hit safely in 21 of 34 games with an at-bat after May 4, collecting each of his 9 extra-base hits during
Executed a game-winning, suicide squeeze bunt in the 14th inning on April 19 at Tampa Bay...Drove in
the game-winning run with a 14th-inning single on July 20 vs. Chicago.
Made consecutive starts 4 times during the season...Started 6 consecutive games, April 30-May 5, in
place of the injured Geronimo Gil...Played in 5 consecutive games, June 9-13, including 3 starts.
Hit his only home run of the season on May 30 vs. Seattle and had a pair of doubles on June 2 against
Had 2 hits and 2 RBI on August 4 at Toronto, his first multi-RBI game since August 17, 2001.
wHad a season-high 3 hits with a double and an RBI on September 20...Hit safely in 4 of his 5 starts in
September, going 6-for-15 (.400).
Threw out 13.0% (6-46) of opposing basestealers in 2002 and has thrown out 19.5% (71-365) in his
Spent the first half of the year as the Orioles' everyday catcher, starting 55 of the first 80 games through the end of June...Started only 34 of the final 82 games over the last three months of the season.
Went 4-for-5 with a double, home run and 2 RBI August 17 at Boston...Matched career-high with his third four-hit game.
Hit safely in a season-high 5 straight games, May 18-25...Had 2 of his 3 three-hit games vs. New York, May 4 & 12, the other coming June 30 at Chicago.
Batted .286 (14-49) in 17 games in August...Started consecutive games five times in the month, his first since June 29-30.
After reaching a season-high .223 on August 18, went 7-for-50 (.140) over his last 19 games to drop his average to a season-ending .209.
Appeared in just 12 games, including 10 starts, after August 31...Missed 5 straight games, September 21-25, his longest inactive stretch since joining the Orioles.
Threw out 19.1% (21-110) of runners attempting to steal on him...Caught 12 of first 36 runners attempting to steal, but nabbed 9 of 74 runners after May 17.
In his career, he has thrown out 65 of 319 base stealers (20.4%).
Committed 10 errors, tied for third most among American League catchers...His .983 fielding percentage ranked last among AL backstops.
Batted .088 (6-68) with runners in scoring position...Was last in the AL with runners in scoring position and two outs (.095, 4-for-42).
2000Began the season on the disabled list and appeared in 40 games for the Chicago White Sox before being acquired along with three minor league pitchers in exchange for Charles Johnson and Harold Baines on July 29...Took a "red-eye" flight from California to arrive for the game the next day and had 2 hits and scored twice in his Orioles debut that day against Cleveland...Posted a career high .301 average with 14 home runs and matched his career high with 49 RBI...Was 5th among American League catchers with a .507 slugging percentage...Hit safely in 13 of first 16 games with Orioles, batting .400 (24-60)...Overall, hit safely in 37 of 53 games with an at-bat with the Orioles...Batted .328 with 13 HR and 33 runs scored over his final 70 games of the year...Hit .337 in 27 games in September, including .377 (23-61) over his last 17 games...Homered in back-to-back starts three times on the year - September 1 & 3 at Cleveland, August 12-13 at KC and July 19 & 21...Had two multi-homer games, June 30 vs. Boston and August 1 vs. Minnesota...Matched his career high with 4 hits and set a career high with 4 runs in the Orioles' 23-1 victory over Toronto on September 28...Matched his career high with 7 game hitting streak, September 8-15...Missed the first 43 games of season after a suffering broken bone in his left foot in an intrasquad game in spring training...Homered in his second at-bat after returning on May 23...Was 9-for-58 (15.5%) throwing out would-be basestealers, including 3-for-38 (0.8%) with the Orioles...Ranked second among AL catchers with a .993 fielding percentage...Orioles pitchers posted a 4.54 ERA with Fordyce behind the plate and a 5.73 ERA for all other catchers...On November 10, signed a three-year contract with an option for 2004.1999Appeared in 105 games for the Chicago White Sox in his first American League season...Established career highs in every offensive category, including average (.297), home runs (nine) and RBI (49)...His .297 average was the second-highest among AL catchers behind Ivan Rodriguez (minimum 300 PA)...Posted the highest average by a Sox catcher since Duane Josephson hit .316 in 1970...Was batting .350 on June 22...Hit above .300 in three of six months, including a .390 (23-59) mark in May...Recorded a .310 (57-184) batting average before the All-Star Break and a .282 (42-149) average after the break...Recorded 24 multi-hit games, including three four-hit efforts...Twice drove in a career-high four runs...Compiled a career-high, seven-game hitting streak from May 8-19 (.458, 11-24)...Collected five straight hits vs. Minnesota, June 20-22...Batted .298 (25-84) with runners in scoring position and was 13-40 (.325) with runners in scoring position and two out...Batted .340 (16-47) with three home runs and 14 RBI over his final 15 games...Hit a combined .462 (24-52) with 5 2B, 3 HR and 16 RBI vs. AL division winners Cleveland and Texas...Threw out 17 of 78 (21.8%) of opposing runners, 10th in the league...In his career, has thrown out 35 of 151 opposing base stealers (23.1%).1998Appeared in 105 games for the Chicago White Sox in his first American League season...Established career highs in every offensive category, including average (.297), home runs (nine) and RBI (49)...His .297 average was the second-highest among AL catchers behind Ivan Rodriguez (minimum 300 PA)...Posted the highest average by a Sox catcher since Duane Josephson hit .316 in 1970...Was batting .350 on June 22...Hit above .300 in three of six months, including a .390 (23-59) mark in May...Recorded a .310 (57-184) batting average before the All-Star Break and a .282 (42-149) average after the break...Recorded 24 multi-hit games, including three four-hit efforts...Twice drove in a career-high four runs...Compiled a career-high, seven-game hitting streak from May 8-19 (.458, 11-24)...Collected five straight hits vs. Minnesota, June 20-22...Batted .298 (25-84) with runners in scoring position and was 13-40 (.325) with runners in scoring position and two out...Batted .340 (16-47) with three home runs and 14 RBI over his final 15 games...Hit a combined .462 (24-52) with 5 2B, 3 HR and 16 RBI vs. AL division winners Cleveland and Texas...Threw out 17 of 78 (21.8%) of opposing runners, 10th in the league...In his career, has thrown out 35 of 151 opposing base stealers (23.1%).1997Made 24 starts, including 23 at catcher, with the Reds...Hit his first major-league home run on 5/19 vs. San Diego off Pete Smith...Was on the disabled list from 7/16-8/4 with a strained left hip flexor...Stole first base on 4/29 vs. the Mets and added second on 5/26-2 vs. Philadelphia...Threw out 5 of 33 baserunners attempting to steal (15.1 percent)...Played 12 games at AAA Indianapolis and pitching staff went 10-1 record with a 2.73 ERA in his 11 games at catcher.1996Made his major league debut with Cincinnati on 9/15 as a defensive replacement...Hit .286 (2-7) in three starts and recorded his first major-league RBI on 9/22 vs. St. Louis...Was voted the top catcher of the American Association...Recorded career highs of 16 home runs and 64 RBI...Named Class AAA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player...Compiled an 11-game hitting streak (.375, 15-40) from 4/24-5/10...Hit .405 in April...Posted a seven-game hitting streak from 7/6-18 (.458, 11-24)...Hit two home runs on 8/19 at Omaha.1995Made his first ever Opening Day roster with the New York Mets...Collected first major-league hit off Montreal's Jeff Fassero on 5/12...Played in 58 games with Class AAA Buffalo in the Cleveland Indians organization.1994Hit .262 (60-229) in his second straight season at Class AAA Norfolk in the New York Mets organization...Season ended on 7/18 due to a staph infection in his left knee.1993Appeared in 116 games (114 starts) with Norfolk.1992Set career highs in virtually every offensive category at Class AA Binghamton...Threw out 41 % (55-134) of opposing base stealers...Finished second on team with a .278 average and 61 RBI.1991Named to the Florida State League mid and postseason All-Star teams at Class A St. Lucie.1990Tabbed the South Atlantic League's No. 5 Prospect by Baseball America...Spent the entire season at Class A Columbia where he led the SAL in slugging percentage (.478)...Finished second in batting (.315) and doubles (29)...Selected to the SAL All-Star Team.1989Made his professional debut at Rookie Kingsport...Led Appalachian League catchers with a .991 fielding percentage...Named to the APPY All-Star and All-Rookie teams...Was signed by Paul Barreta of the New York Mets.