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March 21, 2007
On March 18, 2007, WILLIAM HENRY GOSSAGE; beloved husband of the late Linda Diane Gossage (nee Murphy); loving father of Cynthia Lynn Gossage; loving grandfather of Thomas Durand Iardella; devoted brother of Betty Carbone, Marie Lang, Carolyn Olkowski, Carroll Gossage, and the late Melvin Gossage. Also survived by brother-in-law Matthew Myers and family, and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call at the C.A.F.A. Funeral Home, 8717 Green Pastors Dr. (off Joppa Rd near Loch Raven Blvd)
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By BILL ORDINE | July 29, 2008
Goose Gossage entered the Hall of Fame this past weekend recognized as a pioneering relief pitcher, one of the archetypal modern bullpen firemen. But in reviews of Gossage's career from 1972 to 1994 (pitching for nine teams), an important distinction has been made between him and the star closers who have followed. Gossage's outings were, on average, for far more outs and innings than latter-day relief pitchers. For instance, while Gossage has 310 saves over 22 seasons compared with Mariano Rivera's 469 in 13-plus seasons, Gossage worked more than two innings 52 times in getting those saves.
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By Gerry Fraley and Gerry Fraley,Dallas Morning News | February 28, 1991
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Two days into spring training, and the Texas Rangers know this about reclamation project Rich "Goose" Gossage.When throwing for five minutes on the side with no hitter present, Gossage performs adequately.Gossage, 39 and ineffective in the major leagues since 1987, faces an uphill fight to make the team as a long reliever."If it doesn't get any better, it'll be real borderline," manager Bobby Valentine said after Gossage's second consecutive throwing session. "Hopefully, it'll get a little better like it does with everybody . . . It's up to him to prove what he still can do."
SPORTS
May 14, 2008
Soon-to-be Hall of Famer Goose Gossage called out New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain for Chamberlain's exuberance after big strikeouts - the most recent example a primal scream and fist pump after striking out the Cleveland Indians' David Dellucci last week. Just two days earlier, Dellucci hit a three-run homer off Chamberlain, so it was a turnabout moment. Chamberlain said he wasn't trying to show up Dellucci. He made sure to look into his own dugout, not at the batter. But Gossage contends that Chamberlain ought to be more reserved, especially because he wears Yankees pinstripes.
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE | July 29, 2008
Goose Gossage entered the Hall of Fame this past weekend recognized as a pioneering relief pitcher, one of the archetypal modern bullpen firemen. But in reviews of Gossage's career from 1972 to 1994 (pitching for nine teams), an important distinction has been made between him and the star closers who have followed. Gossage's outings were, on average, for far more outs and innings than latter-day relief pitchers. For instance, while Gossage has 310 saves over 22 seasons compared with Mariano Rivera's 469 in 13-plus seasons, Gossage worked more than two innings 52 times in getting those saves.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,SUN REPORTER | January 9, 2008
Rich "Goose" Gossage's long wait to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame is finally over, but Mark McGwire's vigil seemingly will go on for years. Gossage, a dominating reliever who in 22 seasons pitched for nine teams including the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox, received 466 of the 543 votes (85.8 percent) cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. In his ninth year of Hall of Fame eligibility, Gossage easily eclipsed the 75 percent total required for induction after falling 21 votes short last year, when first-time candidates Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn were elected.
NEWS
July 24, 2007
On July 20, 2007, EARL ROBERT MYERS of Baltimore, MD., age 77, beloved husband of Ellen Kathleen Myers, devoted father of Matthew Myers and daughter-in-law Allison Myers, loving step-father of the late Linda Diane Gossage (nee Murphy) and the late Ronald T. Murphy. Loving grandfather of Cynthia Gossage, Shawn Murphy, Greg Myers and Jennifer Myers, loving great-grandfather of Thomas Iardella. Devoted brother of the late Marlene Myers, the late Evelyn Myers, the late William Myers and the late Melvin Myers.
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By Jerome Holtzman and Jerome Holtzman,Chicago Tribune | May 10, 1994
CHICAGO -- The Goose is hanging in. Jeff Reardon was released last week. Three weeks ago, it was good bye for Dave Righetti and Bobby Thigpen. Dennis Eckersley is struggling: three blown saves and three losses.In Detroit Sunday, Goose Gossage was summoned in the seventh inning. One-run lead, one out, tying and winning runs on base, Travis Fryman and Cecil Fielder coming up. The Goose fanned Fryman. He knocked down Fielder with his first pitch, then struck him out. Two batters, two strikeouts.
FEATURES
By Mike Giuliano and Mike Giuliano,Contributing Writer | September 18, 1993
Does John Gossage only go out after dark? His nocturnal photographs of Berlin are so dark that the city's architecture is reduced to a dim silhouette. The only light sources are the street lamps punctuating the darkness like isolated stars. Even a rare cameo appearance by the moon hardly lends much light to these scenes.Walking past the near-pitch black photographic images on display at the Grimaldis Gallery, you might well wonder why a photographer who by the very definition of his medium should be writing with light would instead write with darkness.
SPORTS
May 14, 2008
Soon-to-be Hall of Famer Goose Gossage called out New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain for Chamberlain's exuberance after big strikeouts - the most recent example a primal scream and fist pump after striking out the Cleveland Indians' David Dellucci last week. Just two days earlier, Dellucci hit a three-run homer off Chamberlain, so it was a turnabout moment. Chamberlain said he wasn't trying to show up Dellucci. He made sure to look into his own dugout, not at the batter. But Gossage contends that Chamberlain ought to be more reserved, especially because he wears Yankees pinstripes.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,SUN REPORTER | January 9, 2008
Rich "Goose" Gossage's long wait to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame is finally over, but Mark McGwire's vigil seemingly will go on for years. Gossage, a dominating reliever who in 22 seasons pitched for nine teams including the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox, received 466 of the 543 votes (85.8 percent) cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. In his ninth year of Hall of Fame eligibility, Gossage easily eclipsed the 75 percent total required for induction after falling 21 votes short last year, when first-time candidates Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn were elected.
NEWS
July 24, 2007
On July 20, 2007, EARL ROBERT MYERS of Baltimore, MD., age 77, beloved husband of Ellen Kathleen Myers, devoted father of Matthew Myers and daughter-in-law Allison Myers, loving step-father of the late Linda Diane Gossage (nee Murphy) and the late Ronald T. Murphy. Loving grandfather of Cynthia Gossage, Shawn Murphy, Greg Myers and Jennifer Myers, loving great-grandfather of Thomas Iardella. Devoted brother of the late Marlene Myers, the late Evelyn Myers, the late William Myers and the late Melvin Myers.
NEWS
March 21, 2007
On March 18, 2007, WILLIAM HENRY GOSSAGE; beloved husband of the late Linda Diane Gossage (nee Murphy); loving father of Cynthia Lynn Gossage; loving grandfather of Thomas Durand Iardella; devoted brother of Betty Carbone, Marie Lang, Carolyn Olkowski, Carroll Gossage, and the late Melvin Gossage. Also survived by brother-in-law Matthew Myers and family, and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call at the C.A.F.A. Funeral Home, 8717 Green Pastors Dr. (off Joppa Rd near Loch Raven Blvd)
SPORTS
By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Sun Staff Writer | July 15, 1994
For the Detroit Tigers' Sparky Anderson, managing a big-league club is less a walk in the park than a trip across a river."First, you're on the left bank, where you're establishing yourself, for five to seven years," said Anderson, a 25-year managerial veteran. "Then, you're crossing the water and you have to get through the piranhas. That's you guys [the media], and that takes two years. Once you get to the right bank, you're home free."Anderson, who has won three World Series and five pennants in stints with the Tigers and the Cincinnati Reds, long ago reached that right bank of bliss and security.
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By Jerome Holtzman and Jerome Holtzman,Chicago Tribune | May 10, 1994
CHICAGO -- The Goose is hanging in. Jeff Reardon was released last week. Three weeks ago, it was good bye for Dave Righetti and Bobby Thigpen. Dennis Eckersley is struggling: three blown saves and three losses.In Detroit Sunday, Goose Gossage was summoned in the seventh inning. One-run lead, one out, tying and winning runs on base, Travis Fryman and Cecil Fielder coming up. The Goose fanned Fryman. He knocked down Fielder with his first pitch, then struck him out. Two batters, two strikeouts.
FEATURES
By Mike Giuliano and Mike Giuliano,Contributing Writer | September 18, 1993
Does John Gossage only go out after dark? His nocturnal photographs of Berlin are so dark that the city's architecture is reduced to a dim silhouette. The only light sources are the street lamps punctuating the darkness like isolated stars. Even a rare cameo appearance by the moon hardly lends much light to these scenes.Walking past the near-pitch black photographic images on display at the Grimaldis Gallery, you might well wonder why a photographer who by the very definition of his medium should be writing with light would instead write with darkness.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Sun Staff Writer | July 15, 1994
For the Detroit Tigers' Sparky Anderson, managing a big-league club is less a walk in the park than a trip across a river."First, you're on the left bank, where you're establishing yourself, for five to seven years," said Anderson, a 25-year managerial veteran. "Then, you're crossing the water and you have to get through the piranhas. That's you guys [the media], and that takes two years. Once you get to the right bank, you're home free."Anderson, who has won three World Series and five pennants in stints with the Tigers and the Cincinnati Reds, long ago reached that right bank of bliss and security.
SPORTS
January 10, 2007
Good morning -- Rich Gossage -- Your Goose isn't cooked yet - a handful more votes would have put you into the Hall of Fame.
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By Gerry Fraley and Gerry Fraley,Dallas Morning News | February 28, 1991
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Two days into spring training, and the Texas Rangers know this about reclamation project Rich "Goose" Gossage.When throwing for five minutes on the side with no hitter present, Gossage performs adequately.Gossage, 39 and ineffective in the major leagues since 1987, faces an uphill fight to make the team as a long reliever."If it doesn't get any better, it'll be real borderline," manager Bobby Valentine said after Gossage's second consecutive throwing session. "Hopefully, it'll get a little better like it does with everybody . . . It's up to him to prove what he still can do."
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