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Category: Baseball, Hall of Famers

Highlights: Goose Gossage is a Hall of Fame relief pitcher. 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.

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Goose Gossage is a former MLB right-handed relief pitcher. 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 otherwise known as "Rich" in popular media, a baseball field named after him bears the name "Rick". Gossage was one of the few pitchers who employed basically just one pitch, a fastball. However, his fastball was one of the best of all time, routinely throwing in the 98 - 102 mph range in his prime, with pinpoint accuracy. Gossage had a reputation as a no-nonsense no-frills pitcher who wasted no time on the mound. Throwing only one pitch left little need for communicating with the catcher. He would stand on the mound and pitch from the stretch position as soon as the batter was in the batters box. At the Hall of Fame induction in 2008, Gossage expressed gratitude to a number of baseball people who had helped him through his career, and several times described his Hall of Fame week experience as "amazing".

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World Series Champ and Hall of Famer Goose Gossage to be at Saratoga Springs, NY Autograph Signing – Sep 23

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – World Series champion and Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage will be at an autograph signing in Saratoga Springs, NY on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Goose Gossage will make an appearance from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to meet with fans and sign autographs and memo ... read more

World Series Champ Goose Gossage to Make an Appearance in Cooperstown Hall of Fame Classic Game – May 27

COOPERSTOWN, NY – World Series champ Goose Gossage will make an appearance in the 2017 Hall of Fame Classic baseball game on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Goose Gossage will be among the Hall of Famers to participate in this year’s game to celebrate the timeless connection of baseball ... read more

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Hall of Famer Goose Gossage to Make Appearance and Autograph Signing at Staten Island Yankees Game June 18

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage will make an appearance and sign autographs on the day of the Staten Island Yankees vs. Brooklyn Cyclones minor league game, Saturday, June 18, 2016. The autograph signing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. and game will occur at 7 p.m. ... read more

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