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Rich Gossage

Richard Michael Gossage (Goose)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 5, 1951 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
High School: Wasson HS (Colorado Springs, CO)
School: Colorado State University-Pueblo (Pueblo, CO)

Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 9th round of the 1970 MLB June Amateur Draft from Wasson HS (Colorado Springs, CO).

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Register Pitching

YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffWLW-L%ERARAvgGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
1970182 Teams2 LgsA-RkCHW03.0004.945.8213800051.05233284234426031.4719.20.74.17.41.83
197018-0.9White SoxGULFRkCHW002.813.383300016.01165140213010.9386.20.62.211.85.25
197018-2.8AppletonMIDWACHW03.0005.916.9410500035.04127233194213021.71410.50.84.95.41.11
197119-1.5AppletonMIDWACHW182.9001.832.3125241570187.01414838950214970101.0216.80.42.47.22.98
197220-7.2CHWALMLBCHW71.8754.284.95361700280.07244382443574073521.4508.10.25.06.41.30
197321-3.9IowaAAAAACHW54.5563.684.0612951171.05932291282663041.2257.50.13.58.42.36
197321-6.7CHWALMLBCHW04.0007.437.97204410049.25744419372333062321.89310.31.66.76.00.89
1974221.3AppletonMIDWACHW02.0003.386.75220008.086304050011.5009.00.04.55.61.25
197422-6.1CHWALMLBCHW46.4004.134.533931900189.19245414477642123971.5569.30.44.76.41.36
197523-5.1CHWALMLBCHW98.5291.842.03620490026141.2993229370151305035831.1936.30.24.48.31.86
197624-3.6CHWALMLBCHW917.3463.944.18312911501224.021410498169031359069561.3578.60.63.65.41.50
197725-2.3PITNLMLBPIT119.5501.621.83720550026133.078272494961512025230.9555.30.63.310.23.08
197826-1.2NYYALMLBNYY1011.4762.012.75630550027134.187413095981222055431.0875.80.64.08.22.07
197927-0.4NYYALMLBNYY53.6252.622.7836033001858.14818175194410032341.1497.40.82.96.32.16
1980280.3NYYALMLBNYY62.7502.272.6464058003399.074292553731031044011.1216.70.53.49.42.78
YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffWLW-L%ERARAvgGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
1981291.1NYYALMLBNYY32.6000.771.1632030002046.222642141481011730.7714.20.42.79.33.43
1982301.8NYYALMLBNYY45.4442.232.2356043003093.063232352851020013560.9786.10.52.79.93.64
1983312.5NYYALMLBNYY135.7222.272.7857047002287.18227225255901003671.2258.50.52.69.33.60
1984323.9SDPNLMLBSDP106.6252.902.99620510025102.17534336364841224121.0856.60.53.27.42.33
1985334.8SDPNLMLBSDP53.6251.822.3950038002679.06421161171521003081.0257.30.11.95.93.06
1986345.7SDPNLMLBSDP57.4174.455.0145038002164.26936328200632042811.3769.61.12.88.83.15
1987356.8SDPNLMLBSDP54.5563.123.1240030001152.04718184196440022171.2698.10.73.37.62.32
1988367.5CHCNLMLBCHC44.5004.334.7446033001343.25023213155303231941.48910.30.63.16.22.00
1989378.32 Teams2 LgsMLBSFG-NYY31.7502.953.414202800558.04622192304301032381.3107.10.34.74.71.00
1989378.2SFGNLMLBSFG21.6672.683.303102200443.23216132273240021821.3516.60.45.64.90.89
1989378.5NYYALMLBNYY101.0003.773.77110600114.114660316101561.1868.80.01.93.82.00
19903811.6DaieiJPPLFgn23.4004.404.602802000847.04324235152400021961.2348.21.02.97.72.67
19913912.2Oklahoma CityAAAAATEX0018.0018.002010002.02441103101101.5009.04.54.513.53.00
19913910.5TEXALMLBTEX42.6673.573.574401600140.13316164161283031671.2157.40.93.66.21.75
19924011.1OAKALMLBOAK02.0002.843.083001300038.03213125194262001631.3427.61.24.56.21.37
19934112.3OAKALMLBOAK45.4444.534.533901200147.24924246262401042131.5739.31.14.97.61.54
YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffWLW-L%ERARAvgGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
19944212.9SEAALMLBSEA301.0004.184.373602100147.14423226151293021971.2468.41.12.95.51.93
MLB (22 seasons)MLB124107.5373.013.331002376811603101809.114976706051197329015024756375071.2327.40.63.67.52.05
Minors (5 seasons)Minors2311.6762.883.47544312081319.026212310215106826517019101.1547.40.43.07.52.50
All Levels (25 Seasons)149121.5523.023.381084807023683192175.1180281773013985310018076458477131.2217.50.63.57.52.12
A (3 seasons)Minors187.7202.503.1737311570230.0190816412736175100131.1437.40.52.96.82.40
AAA (2 seasons)Minors54.5564.074.44149151173.0613633229269405101.2337.50.23.68.52.38
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
197018-2.12 Teams2 LgsA-RkCHW1318151200020028.133.235.133.3692010
197018-0.8White SoxGULFRkCHW3661100010002.167.167.167.3331000
197018-3.0AppletonMIDWACHW101290100010026.111.273.111.3841010
197119-1.9AppletonMIDWACHW25776479100200831.141.236.156.39210050
197220-7.8CHWALMLBCHW36171600000000011.000.000.000.000010100
197321-3.9IowaAAAAACHW120000000000000000
197321-7.0CHWALMLBCHW21000000000000000000
1974221.2AppletonMIDWACHW2110000000001.000.000.000.000000000
197422-5.7CHWALMLBCHW39000000000000000000
197523-4.5CHWALMLBCHW62000000000000000000
197624-3.5CHWALMLBCHW31000000000000000000
197725-2.4PITNLMLBPIT7225230510020018.217.250.261.511600100
197826-1.5NYYALMLBNYY63000000000000000000
197927-0.8NYYALMLBNYY36000000000000000000
1980280.0NYYALMLBNYY64000000000000000000
YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
1981290.3NYYALMLBNYY32000000000000000000
1982301.2NYYALMLBNYY56000000000000000000
1983312.2NYYALMLBNYY57000000000000000000
1984323.5SDPNLMLBSDP6225220400000018.182.217.182.399400200
1985334.3SDPNLMLBSDP5013111000000025.000.154.000.154000000
1986345.5SDPNLMLBSDP45770000000003.000.000.000.000010000
1987356.8SDPNLMLBSDP40440000000002.000.000.000.000000000
1988367.9CHCNLMLBCHC46110000000000.000.000.000.000000000
1989378.62 Teams2 LgsMLBSFG-NYY42110000000000.000.000.000.000000000
1989378.6SFGNLMLBSFG31110000000000.000.000.000.000000000
1989378.5NYYALMLBNYY11000000000000000000
19903810.2DaieiJPPLFgn28000000000000000000
19913912.5Oklahoma CityAAAAATEX2000000000000000000
19913910.5TEXALMLBTEX44000000000000000000
19924011.4OAKALMLBOAK30000000000000000000
19934112.1OAKALMLBOAK39000000000000000000
YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
19944212.9SEAALMLBSEA36000000000000000000
MLB (22 seasons)MLB1003938519100200437.106.146.118.2641020400
Minors (5 seasons)Minors5496808111004001040.138.233.150.3831200600
All Levels (25 Seasons)10851891659202006001477.121.190.133.32322201000
A (3 seasons)Minors3790747101003001038.135.238.149.3871100600
AAA (2 seasons)Minors14000000000000000000
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

YearAgeTmLgLevAffGGSCGInnChPOAEDPFld%RF/9RF/GPBWPSBCSCS%lgCS%PO
1970182 Teams2 LgsA-RkCHWP131721052.7060.92
197018White SoxGULFRkCHWP350411.8001.33
197018AppletonMIDWACHWP10122641.6670.80
197119AppletonMIDWACHWP2566114875.8942.36
197220CHWALMLBCHWP3680.01431011.9291.460.36
197321IowaAAAAACHWP121931420.8951.42
197321CHWALMLBCHWP2050.0115510.9091.800.50
197422AppletonMIDWACHWP241210.7501.50
197422CHWALMLBCHWP3989.01931421.8951.720.44
197523CHWALMLBCHWP62142.03132533.9031.770.45
197624CHWALMLBCHWP31224.048182731.9381.811.45
197725PITNLMLBPITP72133.01541010.9330.950.19
197826NYYALMLBNYYP63134.02161230.8571.210.29
197927NYYALMLBNYYP3658.0514001.0000.780.14
198028NYYALMLBNYYP6499.01311020.8461.000.17
YearAgeTmLgLevAffGGSCGInnChPOAEDPFld%RF/9RF/GPBWPSBCSCS%lgCS%PO
198129NYYALMLBNYYP3247.0102711.9001.720.28
198230NYYALMLBNYYP5693.0826011.0000.770.14
198331NYYALMLBNYYP5787.062310.8330.520.09
198432SDPNLMLBSDPP62102.01358001.0001.150.21
198533SDPNLMLBSDPP5079.0707011.0000.800.14
198634SDPNLMLBSDPP4565.0725001.0000.970.16
198735SDPNLMLBSDPP4052.0725001.0001.210.18
198836CHCNLMLBCHCP4644.0817001.0001.640.17
1989372 Teams2 LgsMLBSFG-NYYP4258.0127411.9171.710.26
198937SFGNLMLBSFGP3144.095310.8891.640.26
198937NYYALMLBNYYP1114.0321011.0001.930.27
199038DaieiJPPLFgnP28
199139Oklahoma CityAAAAATEXP2000000.00
199139TEXALMLBTEXP4440.052210.8000.900.09
199240OAKALMLBOAKP3038.0624001.0001.420.20
199341OAKALMLBOAKP3948.095310.8891.500.21
YearAgeTmLgLevAffGGSCGInnChPOAEDPFld%RF/9RF/GPBWPSBCSCS%lgCS%PO
199442SEAALMLBSEAP3647.0422011.0000.770.11
MLB (22 seasons)MLBP10021809.0279781802111.9251.280.26
Minors (5 seasons)MinorsP541061774157.8581.69
All Levels (25 Seasons)P10841809.0385952543618
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

YearAgeTmLgLev
197018GCL White SoxGulf Coast LeagueRk
197018Appleton FoxesMidwest LeagueA
197119Appleton FoxesMidwest LeagueA
197220Chicago White SoxAmerican LeagueMLB11972-04-161972-10-04
197321Iowa OaksAmerican AssociationAAA
197321Chicago White SoxAmerican LeagueMLB11973-04-131973-09-28
197422Appleton FoxesMidwest LeagueA
197422Chicago White SoxAmerican LeagueMLB11974-04-051974-10-02
197523Chicago White SoxAmerican LeagueMLB11975-04-101975-09-27
197624Chicago White SoxAmerican LeagueMLB11976-04-131976-10-03
197725Pittsburgh PiratesNational LeagueMLB11977-04-071977-10-02
197826New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11978-04-081978-10-02
197927New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11979-04-051979-09-28
198028New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11980-04-101980-10-04
198129New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11981-04-111981-10-04
198230New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11982-04-111982-09-30
198331New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11983-04-061983-10-01
198432San Diego PadresNational LeagueMLB11984-04-031984-09-28
198533San Diego PadresNational LeagueMLB11985-04-121985-10-04
198634San Diego PadresNational LeagueMLB11986-04-101986-10-04
198735San Diego PadresNational LeagueMLB11987-05-051987-10-02
198836Chicago CubsNational LeagueMLB11988-04-051988-09-30
198937San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueMLB11989-04-161989-08-02
198937New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB21989-08-131989-09-22
199038Fukuoka Daiei HawksJapan Pacific LeagueFgn
199139Oklahoma City 89ersAmerican AssociationAAA
199139Texas RangersAmerican LeagueMLB11991-04-081991-10-01
199240Oakland AthleticsAmerican LeagueMLB11992-04-081992-07-18
199341Oakland AthleticsAmerican LeagueMLB11993-04-071993-10-02
199442Seattle MarinersAmerican LeagueMLB11994-04-081994-08-08

Sabr ID: 0871f3e2

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