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Baseball News: Hall of Fame Screws Rich Gossage


Rich " Goose" Gossage is pissed.

Gossage pitched in the major leagues for 21 years. In the late 1970s-early 1980s he was probably the best " closer " in the game. Coming in at the end of the game, the surly Gossage would come in, all attitude and intimidation, and blow 100 mile an hour fastballs past the batters.

This was Gossage's seventh year of eligibility for baseball's Hall of Fame. Gossage should have been elected long ago, but again this year he didn't get enough votes. This makes no sense. Gossage was a nine-time All-Star, a power pitcher who won 310 " saves ".

Gossage was openly dissapointed this year, and he should be. He was one of the very best pitchers of his time.

One player was elected this year Bruce Sutter, another closer. Sutter should have been elected, no question. But the Goose should have been elected long before 2006.

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