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Goose Gossage
Wiki, Height, Age, Net Worth, Family 2018


: 05 July 1951


: 66 years old


: Cancer


  • Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher
When was Goose Gossage born?05 July 1951
How old is Goose Gossage in 2018? 66 years
Zodiac sign:Cancer

Goose Gossage facts

  • During a 22-year baseball career (from 1972–1994), he pitched for nine different teams, spending his best years with the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres
  • The nickname "Goose" came about when a friend did not like his previous nickname "Goss", and noted he looked like a goose when he extended his neck to read the signs given by the catcher when he was pitching
  • Although Gossage is otherwise generally referred to as "Rich" in popular media, a baseball field named after him bears the name "Rick
  • In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was one of the earliest manifestations of the dominating modern closer, with wild facial hair and a gruff demeanor to go along with his blistering fastball
  • He led the American League in saves three times and was runner-up twice; by the end of the 1987 season he ranked second in major-league career saves, trailing only Rollie Fingers, although by the end of his career his total of 310 had slipped to fourth all-time
  • When he retired he also ranked third in major-league career games pitched (1,002), and he remains third in wins in relief (115) and innings pitched in relief (1,556⅔); his 1,502 strikeouts place him behind only Hoyt Wilhelm among pitchers who pitched primarily in relief
  • He also is the career leader in blown saves (112)
  • From 1977 through 1983 he never recorded an earned run average over 2
  • 62, including a mark of 0
  • 77 in 1981, and in 1980 he finished third in AL voting for both the MVP Award and Cy Young Award as the Yankees won a division title

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