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Old 08-08-2006, 10:22 PM   #286
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RHP Rich Gossage White Sox, Pirates, Yankees

Richard Michael Gossage (Goose)




Bats Right, Throws Right
Height 6' 3", Weight 217 lb.

Born July 5, 1951 in Colorado Springs, CO

Debut April 16, 1972
Final Game August 8, 1994
  • One of the most intimidating pitchers ever. He began his career as a starter, but Chuck Tanner turned him into a closer.

  • His 310 saves are 16th all time.

  • Led the AL in saves three times, second in the AL in saves twice.

  • Finished 3rd in AL MVP balloting in 1980 and 9th in 1981.

  • Finished top six in AL Cy Young balloting five times.

  • Nine time All Star.

  • 1002 games are 10th all time for pitchers.

"Hitting in a game is no different than hitting in a home run contest. It pisses me off to say Barry Bonds is the greatest hitter. He's playing in a wussy era. The game is soft. You never get thrown at today. Last thing a hitter has to worry about today is getting hit. The first thing Hank Aaron had to worry about is: Am I going to survive this at-bat because I'm black."
Rich "Goose" Gossage -



Code:
Year Ag Tm  Lg  W   L   G   GS  CG SHO  GF SV   IP     H    R   ER   HR  BB   SO  HBP  WP  BFP  IBB  BK  ERA *lgERA *ERA+ WHIP
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
 1972 20 CHW AL   7   1  36   1   0   0   7  2   80.0   72   44   38   2   44   57   4   7   352   3   0  4.28  3.13   73 1.450
 1973 21 CHW AL   0   4  20   4   1   0   4  0   49.7   57   44   41   9   37   33   3   6   232   2   0  7.43  3.98   54 1.893
 1974 22 CHW AL   4   6  39   3   0   0  19  1   89.3   92   45   41   4   47   64   2   2   397   7   1  4.13  3.73   90 1.556
 1975 23 CHW AL   9   8  62   0   0   0  49 26  141.7   99   32   29   3   70  130   5   3   582  15   0  1.84  3.90  212 1.193
 1976 24 CHW AL   9  17  31  29  15   0   1  1  224.0  214  104   98  16   90  135   9   6   956   3   0  3.94  3.56   90 1.357
 1977 25 PIT NL  11   9  72   0   0   0  55 26  133.0   78   27   24   9   49  151   2   2   523   6   0  1.62  3.99  246 0.955
 1978 26 NYY AL  10  11  63   0   0   0  55 27  134.3   87   41   30   9   59  122   2   5   543   8   0  2.01  3.63  180 1.087
 1979 27 NYY AL   5   3  36   0   0   0  33 18   58.3   48   18   17   5   19   41   0   3   234   4   0  2.62  4.10  156 1.149
 1980 28 NYY AL   6   2  64   0   0   0  58 33   99.0   74   29   25   5   37  103   1   4   401   3   0  2.27  3.92  173 1.121
 1981 29 NYY AL   3   2  32   0   0   0  30 20   46.7   22    6    4   2   14   48   1   1   173   1   0  0.77  3.59  465 0.771
 1982 30 NYY AL   4   5  56   0   0   0  43 30   93.0   63   23   23   5   28  102   0   1   356   5   0  2.23  4.00  180 0.978
 1983 31 NYY AL  13   5  57   0   0   0  47 22   87.3   82   27   22   5   25   90   1   0   367   5   0  2.27  3.91  173 1.225
 1984 32 SDP NL  10   6  62   0   0   0  51 25  102.3   75   34   33   6   36   84   1   2   412   4   2  2.90  3.56  123 1.085
 1985 33 SDP NL   5   3  50   0   0   0  38 26   79.0   64   21   16   1   17   52   1   0   308   1   0  1.82  3.53  193 1.025
 1986 34 SDP NL   5   7  45   0   0   0  38 21   64.7   69   36   32   8   20   63   2   4   281   0   0  4.45  3.65   82 1.376
 1987 35 SDP NL   5   4  40   0   0   0  30 11   52.0   47   18   18   4   19   44   0   2   217   6   0  3.12  3.96  127 1.269
 1988 36 CHC NL   4   4  46   0   0   0  33 13   43.7   50   23   21   3   15   30   3   3   194   5   2  4.33  3.63   84 1.489
 1989 37 TOT      3   1  42   0   0   0  28  5   58.0   46   22   19   2   30   30   1   3   238   4   0  2.95  3.52  119 1.310
         SFG NL   2   1  31   0   0   0  22  4   43.7   32   16   13   2   27   24   0   2   182   3   0  2.68  3.40  127 1.351
         NYY AL   1   0  11   0   0   0   6  1   14.3   14    6    6   0    3    6   1   1    56   1   0  3.77  3.89  103 1.186
 1991 39 TEX AL   4   2  44   0   0   0  16  1   40.3   33   16   16   4   16   28   3   3   167   1   0  3.57  4.02  113 1.215
 1992 40 OAK AL   0   2  30   0   0   0  13  0   38.0   32   13   12   5   19   26   2   0   163   4   0  2.84  3.75  132 1.342
 1993 41 OAK AL   4   5  39   0   0   0  12  1   47.7   49   24   24   6   26   40   1   4   213   2   0  4.53  4.16   92 1.573
 1994 42 SEA AL   3   0  36   0   0   0  21  1   47.3   44   23   22   6   15   29   3   2   197   1   0  4.18  4.90  117 1.246
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
 22 Years           107      37       0    310        1497       605      732       47  63  7506  90   5  3.01  3.78  126 1.232
 WL%= .537      124    1002      16     681    1809.3       670      119      1502
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+

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