Jim Gosger

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Birthdate 11/6/1942
Death Date
Debut Year 1963
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Expos, Mets, Pilots, Red Sox
Positions Center Field, First Base, Left Field, Right Field

Boston’s Jim Gosger was the last batter 59-year old Satchel Paige faced in his final big league game, a scoreless performance of three innings. 

 

 

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Jim Gosger answers questions about being 59-year old Satchel Paige's last batter

Jim Gosger answers questions about being 59-year old Satchel Paige's last batter

It was supposed to be a mere publicity stunt. Athletics owner Charlie Finley signed Satchel Paige to a one-day contract to take the mound on Satchel Paige night. Hoping to boost attendance, Finley was a true showman, bringing out a rocking chair for Pagie to sit in before the start of the game. Th

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