Goose Gossage

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Golden Goose Hits Hall of Fame

Emotions high as Yankee closer inducted

(Newser) - Former Yankee closer Goose Gossage was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown yesterday along with Dick Williams and, posthumously, Walter O'Malley, Bowie Kuhn, Billy Southworth and Barney Dreyfuss. It was an emotional affair with Gossage weeping for Yankees catcher Thurman Munson, who died in a plane crash... More »

Goose Gets Nod for Cooperstown

Gossage flies solo as Rice, Dawson wait by the phone

(Newser) - Legendary closer Goose Gossage will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame this year by himself, the Hall announced today, making the grade after nine previous appearances on the ballot. The impressively mustachioed Gossage, who toiled for the Yankees, Padres, and seven other franchises, is only the fifth relief pitcher to... More »

Hall Announcements Loom

McGwire, Rice, Gossage hoping to get more votes this year

(Newser) - Hours before baseball's Hall of Fame voting announcements, Mark McGwire can only hope that early polling is inaccurate. It seems the eighth leading home run hitter will receive nowhere near the 75% necessary to be enshrined in Cooperstown, the New York Times reports. The genial redhead's widely presumed steroid use... More »

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