Van Gorder appeared in 183 games for the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles between 1982 and 1987. In 420 at bats he hit .212 with three home runs. Van Gorder was typically a backup, but did catch 70 games for Cincinnati in 1985. He hit .238 that season with two home runs and 24 RBIs.
Van Gorder played collegiately at the University of Southern California. While there, the Trojans won the 1978 College World Series.
Dave Van Gorder – career stats