6-3, 180lb (190cm, 81kg)
July 5, 1951
in Colorado Springs, CO
Draft: Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 9th round of the 1970 MLB June Amateur Draft from Wasson HS (Colorado Springs, CO).
High School: Wasson HS (Colorado Springs, CO)
School: Colorado State University-Pueblo (Pueblo, CO)
April 16, 1972
10,821st in MLB history)
vs. KCR 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 0 ER
August 8, 1994
vs. TEX 3.0 IP, 0 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER, Sv
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 2008.
(Voted by BBWAA on 466/543 ballots)
View Rich Gossage's Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
Exceeded rookie limits during 1972 season
Agents: Jerry Kapstein
Full Name: Richard Michael Gossage
View Player Bio
from the SABR BioProject
Minor & Japanese Lg Stats
Pitching Game Logs
Batting Game Logs
Fielding Game Logs
Pitching Finders & Advanced Stats
Batting Finders & Advanced Stats
Fielding Finders & Advanced Stats
More Rich Gossage Pages at Baseball Reference
Every Sports Reference Social Media Account
Site Last Updated: Friday, November 24, 11:17AM
All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. We present them here for purely educational purposes.
Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos.
Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net.
Copyright © 2000-2017 Sports Reference LLC. All rights reserved.
Much of the play-by-play, game results, and transaction information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.
Win Expectancy, Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of InsideTheBook.com, and co-author of The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball.
Total Zone Rating and initial framework for Wins above Replacement calculations provided by Sean Smith.
Full-year historical Major League statistics provided by Pete Palmer and Gary Gillette of Hidden Game Sports.
Some defensive statistics Copyright © Baseball Info Solutions, 2010-2017.
Some high school data is courtesy David McWater.
Many historical player head shots courtesy of David Davis. Many thanks to him. All images are property the copyright holder and are displayed here for informational purposes only.