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Richard 'Goose' Gossage
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Baseball Player
    (July 5, 1951- )
    Birth name is Richard Michael Gossage
    Major League Pitcher (April 16, 1972-August 8, 1994)
    Pitched for Chicago White Sox (1972-76); Pittsburgh Pirates (1977); New York Yankees (1978-1983); San Diego Padres (1984-87); Chicago Cubs (1988); San Francisco Giants/ New York Yankees (1989); Texas Rangers (1991); Oakland A's (1992-93); Seattle Mariners (1994)
    Two year American League leader in saves (26 in 1975; 27 in 1978)
    Three World Series appearances (1978, 1981, 1984)
    Career 310 saves
    Owns a fast food restaurant in Greeley, Colorado
    Selected to Hall of Fame (January 8, 2008)
    He has a bushy mustache.
    He had a shaky start in his first year with the New York Yankees, that teammate Mickey Rivers would jump on the relief car to prevent Gossage from coming in (1978).
    He was involved in a fight with teammate Cliff Johnson, sustaining a thumb injury that left him on the bench for three months (1979).
    In the ninth inning with two outs and a 5-4 lead against the Kansas City Royals, he gave up a two run home run against George Brett. The Yankees accused Brett of illegal use of pine tar and the umps agree to call him the last out of the game. In protest, the call was overturned by the American League President and the Yankees went on to lose the game (1983).
    He refused to intentional walk Kirk Gibson in the eighth inning of game five of the American League Championship, resulting in a two run homer and leading to a playoff ending loss for the San Diego Padres (1984).
    He sat out of the 1990 season as a free agent.
    He broke his wrist when he tripped over a ball bag (that's not gay) before a game (1993).
    He goes hunting with his kids for food.
    During a world series game he beaned LA Dodger Ron Cey into unconsciousness.
    He was a nine-time All Star.
    He successfully closed a tense one game playoff against the Boston Red Sox to determine the team that would represent the American League East in the playoffs (1978).
    He notched at least one win against all 26 major league teams during his career.
    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 95 Votes: 67.37% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 149 Votes: 77.18% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 22 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 29 Votes: 55.17% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 109 Votes: 48.62% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 80 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 110 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 163 Votes: 53.99% Annoying
 
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