Goose Gossage

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Birthdate 7/5/1951
Death Date
Debut Year 1972
Year of Induction 2008
Teams Athletics, Cubs, Giants, Marlins, Padres, Pirates, Rangers, White Sox, Yankees
Position Pitcher

The second MLB pitcher to record 300 save, Rich “Goose” Gossage pitched in 1,002 games, finished 681 of them and earned 310 career saves.

 

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Document sending Goose to minors after rough outing vs. Brewers in '73

Document sending Goose to minors after rough outing vs. Brewers in '73

Still considered a rookie in just his 46th career game Rich “Goose” Gossage got lit up on Monday June 17th, 1973. Brought in to start the third inning after Stan Bahnsen surrendered six runs in the first two frames against the Milwaukee Brewers, Gossage faced seven batters and got only o
Handwritten letter from 1973 Milwaukee Brewers manager Del Crandall

Handwritten letter from 1973 Milwaukee Brewers manager Del Crandall

The manager of the Brewers that day was Del Crandall. In this handwritten autographed letter Crandall reflects on that game and on Gossage, writing in part, “The thing that went through my mind as I watched how could we hit the ball so hard off a pitcher who threw that hard. But as time went o
1973 Topps card signed by Milwaukee Brewers manager Del Crandall

1973 Topps card signed by Milwaukee Brewers manager Del Crandall

An 8-time All Star Del Crandall enjoyed a 16-year career as a Major League catcher. He also managed over 800 games. The baseball card here, a Topps production, pictures Crandall and his coaching staff for the 1973 season when his Milwaukee Brewers rocked Goose Gossage. Crandall saw a lot
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Rich "Goose" Gossage 1978 Yankee payroll check

The above check is drawn on a memorable date in Yankee history. On October 7, 1978 Goose Gossage and the Yankees took the field in New York against the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. One win away from earning a World Series berth the Yankees were
1979 payroll check endorsed by Rich Gossage

1979 payroll check endorsed by Rich Gossage

Rich Gossage enjoyed his best years in New York, recording 151 saves and a 42-28 win-loss record in seven seasons. The second pitcher to record 300 career saves, Gossage was among the most intimidating closers in the game. In eight post-season appearances Gossage went 2-1 with 8 saves and a 2.87 ear
Questionnaire filled out and signed by Goose Gossage

Questionnaire filled out and signed by Goose Gossage

This short four-question questionnaire is filled out entirely in the hand of Rich “Goose” Gossage who has neatly signed the bottom of the sheet. When asked about his greatest accomplishment Gossage writes, “Consistency, doing it year in and year out.” As for legacy, Gossage s

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