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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...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

This Day In Yankees History | 1978

#174323438 / On July 2, 1978, the Yankees were scheduled to play a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers. In the first game, Ron Guidry took a 12-0 record onto the mound at Yankee Stadium with a chance at finishing the day with the best start to a season in Yankees history. In usual Guidry form, especially in 1978, he delivered. Louisiana Lightning would pitch...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Goose Gossage rips A-Rod, steroids users 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'd be hard pressed to find a story about anything else. Thankfully, this one...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

3 decades later, Brett is still 'the Pine Tar Guy'

Three decades after his home run and hysterics, George Brett laughs that he's still known as ''the Pine Tar Guy.'' ''I thought it was just going to be over with,'' the Hall of Famer said. ''It's amazing how much play this has gotten.'' Brett recalled the episode Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium before Kansas City played New...
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Goose Gossage tells Joe & Evan he won't go back to the HOF is Clemens or Bonds gets in Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage joined WFAN's Joe Benigno & Evan Roberts to discuss cheaters in the HOF. “Nobody got in [to the HOF], and the guys that are... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Gossage sounds off on Hall voting

Baseball Hall of Famer Goose Gossage sounded off on the players from the steroids era who received votes in the most recent balloting.

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January 09, 2013  |  1 Comment

Goose: "Are you (expletive) kidding me?"

As the Hall of Fame clock keeps ticking, we're going to be flooded with conjecture as to whether or not certain players on this year's ballot belong.Well, if current Hall of Famer Goose Gossage had his way...there'd be no "cheaters" in Cooperstown."If they elect cheaters into the Hall of Fame, I am not sure I would go back.  It hurts me to even think...
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January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) 2012 End Of Season Awards: Goose Gossage Award

The Goose Gossage Award is the award for top reliever in the league. My ballot is as follows:1st Place, Fernando Rodney, Tampa Bay Rays2nd Place, Jim Johnson, Baltimore Orioles3rd Place, Rafael Soriano, New York YankeesJohnson was the saves leader with 51 saves. However, Rodney led in almost every other category, including strikeouts, batting average against and WHIP. (He was tied...
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October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Gossage: Clemens lying about PEDs

Goose Gossage doesn't want "cheating" Roger Clemens to join him in the Hall of Fame. The Yankees legend went off against steroids and alleged performance-enhancing drug users Thursday in an interview on ESPN Radio's "The Michael Kay Show." Gossage believes Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young winner, has lied about steroids, despite the verdict Monday that...
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June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Goose Gossage thinks cheaters shouldn’t get into the Hall. Admits he would have cheated, too.

“Are we going to reward these guys for cheating?” That’s what Goose Gossage recently asked Michael Kay and Don La Greca on ESPN New York 98.7. Gossage is opposed to Roger Clemens and any steroid user getting into the Hall of Fame. This is hardly a unique position. But Gossage, who was inducted into the Hall in 2008, also admits he would have taken steroids had he played during...
June 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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