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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

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1970 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk CHW 0 3 .000 4.94 5.82 13 8 0 0 0 51.0 52 33 28 4 23 4 42 6 0 3 1.471 9.2 0.7 4.1 7.4 1.83
1970 18 -0.9 White Sox GULF Rk CHW 0 0 2.81 3.38 3 3 0 0 0 16.0 11 6 5 1 4 0 21 3 0 1 0.938 6.2 0.6 2.2 11.8 5.25
1970 18 -2.8 Appleton MIDW A CHW 0 3 .000 5.91 6.94 10 5 0 0 0 35.0 41 27 23 3 19 4 21 3 0 2 1.714 10.5 0.8 4.9 5.4 1.11
1971 19 -1.5 Appleton MIDW A CHW 18 2 .900 1.83 2.31 25 24 15 7 0 187.0 141 48 38 9 50 2 149 7 0 10 1.021 6.8 0.4 2.4 7.2 2.98
1972 20 -7.2 CHW AL MLB CHW 7 1 .875 4.28 4.95 36 1 7 0 0 2 80.0 72 44 38 2 44 3 57 4 0 7 352 1.450 8.1 0.2 5.0 6.4 1.30
1973 21 -3.9 Iowa AA AAA CHW 5 4 .556 3.68 4.06 12 9 5 1 1 71.0 59 32 29 1 28 2 66 3 0 4 1.225 7.5 0.1 3.5 8.4 2.36
1973 21 -6.7 CHW AL MLB CHW 0 4 .000 7.43 7.97 20 4 4 1 0 0 49.2 57 44 41 9 37 2 33 3 0 6 232 1.893 10.3 1.6 6.7 6.0 0.89
1974 22 1.3 Appleton MIDW A CHW 0 2 .000 3.38 6.75 2 2 0 0 0 8.0 8 6 3 0 4 0 5 0 0 1 1.500 9.0 0.0 4.5 5.6 1.25
1974 22 -6.1 CHW AL MLB CHW 4 6 .400 4.13 4.53 39 3 19 0 0 1 89.1 92 45 41 4 47 7 64 2 1 2 397 1.556 9.3 0.4 4.7 6.4 1.36
1975 23 -5.1 CHW AL MLB CHW 9 8 .529 1.84 2.03 62 0 49 0 0 26 141.2 99 32 29 3 70 15 130 5 0 3 583 1.193 6.3 0.2 4.4 8.3 1.86
1976 24 -3.6 CHW AL MLB CHW 9 17 .346 3.94 4.18 31 29 1 15 0 1 224.0 214 104 98 16 90 3 135 9 0 6 956 1.357 8.6 0.6 3.6 5.4 1.50
1977 25 -2.3 PIT NL MLB PIT 11 9 .550 1.62 1.83 72 0 55 0 0 26 133.0 78 27 24 9 49 6 151 2 0 2 523 0.955 5.3 0.6 3.3 10.2 3.08
1978 26 -1.2 NYY AL MLB NYY 10 11 .476 2.01 2.75 63 0 55 0 0 27 134.1 87 41 30 9 59 8 122 2 0 5 543 1.087 5.8 0.6 4.0 8.2 2.07
1979 27 -0.4 NYY AL MLB NYY 5 3 .625 2.62 2.78 36 0 33 0 0 18 58.1 48 18 17 5 19 4 41 0 0 3 234 1.149 7.4 0.8 2.9 6.3 2.16
1980 28 0.3 NYY AL MLB NYY 6 2 .750 2.27 2.64 64 0 58 0 0 33 99.0 74 29 25 5 37 3 103 1 0 4 401 1.121 6.7 0.5 3.4 9.4 2.78
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1981 29 1.1 NYY AL MLB NYY 3 2 .600 0.77 1.16 32 0 30 0 0 20 46.2 22 6 4 2 14 1 48 1 0 1 173 0.771 4.2 0.4 2.7 9.3 3.43
1982 30 1.8 NYY AL MLB NYY 4 5 .444 2.23 2.23 56 0 43 0 0 30 93.0 63 23 23 5 28 5 102 0 0 1 356 0.978 6.1 0.5 2.7 9.9 3.64
1983 31 2.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 13 5 .722 2.27 2.78 57 0 47 0 0 22 87.1 82 27 22 5 25 5 90 1 0 0 367 1.225 8.5 0.5 2.6 9.3 3.60
1984 32 3.9 SDP NL MLB SDP 10 6 .625 2.90 2.99 62 0 51 0 0 25 102.1 75 34 33 6 36 4 84 1 2 2 412 1.085 6.6 0.5 3.2 7.4 2.33
1985 33 4.8 SDP NL MLB SDP 5 3 .625 1.82 2.39 50 0 38 0 0 26 79.0 64 21 16 1 17 1 52 1 0 0 308 1.025 7.3 0.1 1.9 5.9 3.06
1986 34 5.7 SDP NL MLB SDP 5 7 .417 4.45 5.01 45 0 38 0 0 21 64.2 69 36 32 8 20 0 63 2 0 4 281 1.376 9.6 1.1 2.8 8.8 3.15
1987 35 6.8 SDP NL MLB SDP 5 4 .556 3.12 3.12 40 0 30 0 0 11 52.0 47 18 18 4 19 6 44 0 0 2 217 1.269 8.1 0.7 3.3 7.6 2.32
1988 36 7.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 4 4 .500 4.33 4.74 46 0 33 0 0 13 43.2 50 23 21 3 15 5 30 3 2 3 194 1.489 10.3 0.6 3.1 6.2 2.00
1989 37 8.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB SFG-NYY 3 1 .750 2.95 3.41 42 0 28 0 0 5 58.0 46 22 19 2 30 4 30 1 0 3 238 1.310 7.1 0.3 4.7 4.7 1.00
1989 37 8.2 SFG NL MLB SFG 2 1 .667 2.68 3.30 31 0 22 0 0 4 43.2 32 16 13 2 27 3 24 0 0 2 182 1.351 6.6 0.4 5.6 4.9 0.89
1989 37 8.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 1 0 1.000 3.77 3.77 11 0 6 0 0 1 14.1 14 6 6 0 3 1 6 1 0 1 56 1.186 8.8 0.0 1.9 3.8 2.00
1990 38 11.6 Daiei JPPL Fgn 2 3 .400 4.40 4.60 28 0 20 0 0 8 47.0 43 24 23 5 15 2 40 0 0 2 196 1.234 8.2 1.0 2.9 7.7 2.67
1991 39 12.2 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX 0 0 18.00 18.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 4 4 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 10 1.500 9.0 4.5 4.5 13.5 3.00
1991 39 10.5 TEX AL MLB TEX 4 2 .667 3.57 3.57 44 0 16 0 0 1 40.1 33 16 16 4 16 1 28 3 0 3 167 1.215 7.4 0.9 3.6 6.2 1.75
1992 40 11.1 OAK AL MLB OAK 0 2 .000 2.84 3.08 30 0 13 0 0 0 38.0 32 13 12 5 19 4 26 2 0 0 163 1.342 7.6 1.2 4.5 6.2 1.37
1993 41 12.3 OAK AL MLB OAK 4 5 .444 4.53 4.53 39 0 12 0 0 1 47.2 49 24 24 6 26 2 40 1 0 4 213 1.573 9.3 1.1 4.9 7.6 1.54
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1994 42 12.9 SEA AL MLB SEA 3 0 1.000 4.18 4.37 36 0 21 0 0 1 47.1 44 23 22 6 15 1 29 3 0 2 197 1.246 8.4 1.1 2.9 5.5 1.93
MLB (22 seasons) MLB 124 107 .537 3.01 3.33 1002 37 681 16 0 310 1809.1 1497 670 605 119 732 90 1502 47 5 63 7507 1.232 7.4 0.6 3.6 7.5 2.05
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 23 11 .676 2.88 3.47 54 43 1 20 8 1 319.0 262 123 102 15 106 8 265 17 0 19 10 1.154 7.4 0.4 3.0 7.5 2.50
All Levels (25 Seasons) 149 121 .552 3.02 3.38 1084 80 702 36 8 319 2175.1 1802 817 730 139 853 100 1807 64 5 84 7713 1.221 7.5 0.6 3.5 7.5 2.12
A (3 seasons) Minors 18 7 .720 2.50 3.17 37 31 15 7 0 230.0 190 81 64 12 73 6 175 10 0 13 1.143 7.4 0.5 2.9 6.8 2.40
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 5 4 .556 4.07 4.44 14 9 1 5 1 1 73.0 61 36 33 2 29 2 69 4 0 5 10 1.233 7.5 0.2 3.6 8.5 2.38
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1970 18 -2.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk CHW 13 18 15 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 8 .133 .235 .133 .369 2 0 1 0
1970 18 -0.8 White Sox GULF Rk CHW 3 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0
1970 18 -3.0 Appleton MIDW A CHW 10 12 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 .111 .273 .111 .384 1 0 1 0
1971 19 -1.9 Appleton MIDW A CHW 25 77 64 7 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 8 31 .141 .236 .156 .392 10 0 5 0
1972 20 -7.8 CHW AL MLB CHW 36 17 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 1 0 0
1973 21 -3.9 Iowa AA AAA CHW 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 21 -7.0 CHW AL MLB CHW 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 22 1.2 Appleton MIDW A CHW 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 22 -5.7 CHW AL MLB CHW 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 23 -4.5 CHW AL MLB CHW 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 24 -3.5 CHW AL MLB CHW 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 25 -2.4 PIT NL MLB PIT 72 25 23 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 8 .217 .250 .261 .511 6 0 0 1 0 0
1978 26 -1.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 27 -0.8 NYY AL MLB NYY 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 28 0.0 NYY AL MLB NYY 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1981 29 0.3 NYY AL MLB NYY 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 30 1.2 NYY AL MLB NYY 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 31 2.2 NYY AL MLB NYY 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 32 3.5 SDP NL MLB SDP 62 25 22 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .182 .217 .182 .399 4 0 0 2 0 0
1985 33 4.3 SDP NL MLB SDP 50 13 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .154 .000 .154 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 34 5.5 SDP NL MLB SDP 45 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
1987 35 6.8 SDP NL MLB SDP 40 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 36 7.9 CHC NL MLB CHC 46 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 37 8.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB SFG-NYY 42 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 37 8.6 SFG NL MLB SFG 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 37 8.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 38 10.2 Daiei JPPL Fgn 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 39 12.5 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 39 10.5 TEX AL MLB TEX 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 40 11.4 OAK AL MLB OAK 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 41 12.1 OAK AL MLB OAK 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1994 42 12.9 SEA AL MLB SEA 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (22 seasons) MLB 1003 93 85 1 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 37 .106 .146 .118 .264 10 2 0 4 0 0
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 54 96 80 8 11 1 0 0 4 0 0 10 40 .138 .233 .150 .383 12 0 0 6 0 0
All Levels (25 Seasons) 1085 189 165 9 20 2 0 0 6 0 0 14 77 .121 .190 .133 .323 22 2 0 10 0 0
A (3 seasons) Minors 37 90 74 7 10 1 0 0 3 0 0 10 38 .135 .238 .149 .387 11 0 0 6 0 0
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1970 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk CHW P 13 17 2 10 5 2 .706 0.92
1970 18 White Sox GULF Rk CHW P 3 5 0 4 1 1 .800 1.33
1970 18 Appleton MIDW A CHW P 10 12 2 6 4 1 .667 0.80
1971 19 Appleton MIDW A CHW P 25 66 11 48 7 5 .894 2.36
1972 20 CHW AL MLB CHW P 36 80.0 14 3 10 1 1 .929 1.46 0.36
1973 21 Iowa AA AAA CHW P 12 19 3 14 2 0 .895 1.42
1973 21 CHW AL MLB CHW P 20 50.0 11 5 5 1 0 .909 1.80 0.50
1974 22 Appleton MIDW A CHW P 2 4 1 2 1 0 .750 1.50
1974 22 CHW AL MLB CHW P 39 89.0 19 3 14 2 1 .895 1.72 0.44
1975 23 CHW AL MLB CHW P 62 142.0 31 3 25 3 3 .903 1.77 0.45
1976 24 CHW AL MLB CHW P 31 224.0 48 18 27 3 1 .938 1.81 1.45
1977 25 PIT NL MLB PIT P 72 133.0 15 4 10 1 0 .933 0.95 0.19
1978 26 NYY AL MLB NYY P 63 134.0 21 6 12 3 0 .857 1.21 0.29
1979 27 NYY AL MLB NYY P 36 58.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 0.78 0.14
1980 28 NYY AL MLB NYY P 64 99.0 13 1 10 2 0 .846 1.00 0.17
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1981 29 NYY AL MLB NYY P 32 47.0 10 2 7 1 1 .900 1.72 0.28
1982 30 NYY AL MLB NYY P 56 93.0 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 0.77 0.14
1983 31 NYY AL MLB NYY P 57 87.0 6 2 3 1 0 .833 0.52 0.09
1984 32 SDP NL MLB SDP P 62 102.0 13 5 8 0 0 1.000 1.15 0.21
1985 33 SDP NL MLB SDP P 50 79.0 7 0 7 0 1 1.000 0.80 0.14
1986 34 SDP NL MLB SDP P 45 65.0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 0.97 0.16
1987 35 SDP NL MLB SDP P 40 52.0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1.21 0.18
1988 36 CHC NL MLB CHC P 46 44.0 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.64 0.17
1989 37 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB SFG-NYY P 42 58.0 12 7 4 1 1 .917 1.71 0.26
1989 37 SFG NL MLB SFG P 31 44.0 9 5 3 1 0 .889 1.64 0.26
1989 37 NYY AL MLB NYY P 11 14.0 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 1.93 0.27
1990 38 Daiei JPPL Fgn P 28
1991 39 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
1991 39 TEX AL MLB TEX P 44 40.0 5 2 2 1 0 .800 0.90 0.09
1992 40 OAK AL MLB OAK P 30 38.0 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 1.42 0.20
1993 41 OAK AL MLB OAK P 39 48.0 9 5 3 1 0 .889 1.50 0.21
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1994 42 SEA AL MLB SEA P 36 47.0 4 2 2 0 1 1.000 0.77 0.11
MLB (22 seasons) MLB P 1002 1809.0 279 78 180 21 11 .925 1.28 0.26
Minors (5 seasons) Minors P 54 106 17 74 15 7 .858 1.69
All Levels (25 Seasons) P 1084 1809.0 385 95 254 36 18
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1970 18 GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Rk
1970 18 Appleton Foxes Midwest League A
1971 19 Appleton Foxes Midwest League A
1972 20 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1972-04-16 1972-10-04
1973 21 Iowa Oaks American Association AAA
1973 21 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1973-04-13 1973-09-28
1974 22 Appleton Foxes Midwest League A
1974 22 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1974-04-05 1974-10-02
1975 23 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1975-04-10 1975-09-27
1976 24 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1976-04-13 1976-10-03
1977 25 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1977-04-07 1977-10-02
1978 26 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1978-04-08 1978-10-02
1979 27 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1979-04-05 1979-09-28
1980 28 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1980-04-10 1980-10-04
1981 29 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1981-04-11 1981-10-04
1982 30 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1982-04-11 1982-09-30
1983 31 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1983-04-06 1983-10-01
1984 32 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 1984-04-03 1984-09-28
1985 33 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 1985-04-12 1985-10-04
1986 34 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 1986-04-10 1986-10-04
1987 35 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 1987-05-05 1987-10-02
1988 36 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1988-04-05 1988-09-30
1989 37 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1989-04-16 1989-08-02
1989 37 New York Yankees American League MLB 2 1989-08-13 1989-09-22
1990 38 Fukuoka Daiei Hawks Japan Pacific League Fgn
1991 39 Oklahoma City 89ers American Association AAA
1991 39 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1991-04-08 1991-10-01
1992 40 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1992-04-08 1992-07-18
1993 41 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1993-04-07 1993-10-02
1994 42 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 1994-04-08 1994-08-08

Sabr ID: 0871f3e2

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