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GOOSE GOSSAGE RUMORS

Pitching Changes On The Horizon For The Yankees

Way back in April 1979, the Yankees lost future Hall of Fame closer Goose Gossage to a thumb injury, the result of a locker room altercation with backup catcher Cliff Johnson. Starter Ron Guidry, the ace of their staff,  volunteered to take over  the Goose's role as closer. The Yankees took Guidry up on his offer, but only for two relief appearances in early May, one that resulted...
Via Lady At The Bat
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray State Pitcher John Lollar’s Leg Kick

Nolan Ryan had a high leg kick. Marichal had a distinct kick. Goose Gossage extended a leg. Orlando Hernandez lifted his leg a little bit. Murray State pitcher John Lollar might have them all beat in the leg kick department. As for his overall pitching abilities…he’s still working the kinks.   Murray State’s Game 1 starter, John Lollar, made for some interesting photo opps...
Via Busted Coverage
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dellin Betances and Craig Kimbrel earn Goose Gossage Awards

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) has announced today that Dellin Betances of the New York Yankees has won the American League Goose Gossage Award as the year's best relief pitcher and Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves has earned his fourth consecutive nod as the best relief pitcher of the National League for 2014. See the link for the details. The General Chapter of...
Via The Flagrant Fan
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 BBA awards ballot part 2 - National League

Goose Gossage Award - Reliever of the Year (National League) 1. Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves2. Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds3. Mark Melancon, Pittsburgh PiratesWalter Johnson Award - Pitcher of the Year (National League)1. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers2. Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds3. Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals4. Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies5. Doug Fister...
Via Subway Squawkers
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

My MLB 2014 regular season awards revealed

As a member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, I have the honor of being a part of the groups’ end of regular season award balloting.The process runs similarly to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America where 10 players are balloted for the Stan Musial Award (league MVP), five for the Walter Johnson Award (league Cy Young), three for the Willie Mays Award (league Rookie...
Via Yankees Unscripted
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

A Look Back at July 24, 1983

In 1955, team owners were in a bind…they were losing too much money on baseballs that were stained and smudged with the pine tar being used on bats. To combat that loss, baseball implemented a rule…MLB Rule 1.10(c). It was a simple one really. Basically, you can treat your bat with anything to help “improve the grip”. But here’s the catch. That material cannot extend past...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hey, Hal, when you were passing out all those Monument Park invitations, you forgot one

So, we have two new members of the Monument Park fraternity this weekend. Congratulations, Goose Gossage and Tino Martinez.We'll have a bunch more plaques put up over the next few years ... we've got Paul O'Neill, Joe Torre and Bernie Williams announced, and that doesn't even figure the inevitable Jeter-Rivera-Pettitte-Posada run. At this rate, they may have to rebuild the old Stadium...

Goose Gossage rips A-Rod, steroids users

So...you like reading about baseball, huh? Well, good luck finding anything to read nowadays that doesn't involved the words "Hall of Fame" or "steroids".  Yup, thanks to the most recent Hall of Fame debacle, er, vote and, just days later, the Alex Rodriguez suspension...you'd be hard pressed to find a story about anything else. Thankfully, this one has both. Goose Gossage...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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