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Ripken Jr. endorses Rice, Gossage for HOF; Gwynn speaks up for Dawson
ESPN - USA - One fringe benefit to making the Baseball Hall of Fame is the opportunity to lobby for former teammates and peers to join the club. Ted Williams believed strongly that Dom DiMaggio should be in Cooperstown, and Mike Schmidt spoke up for Pete Rose during his induction speech.

Williams and Schmidt didn't have much of an impact, it turns out. But that doesn't prevent every new class from maintaining the tradition.

Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn, who'll enter the Hall of Fame on Sunday, weighed in with their endorsements during a news conference Saturday. When asked which players are most deserving of
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Celebrities : Jim Rice, Goose Gossage, Tony Gwynn, Cal Ripken Jr
Categories : Athlete News
Posted 7/29/2007 12:07:01 PM | Permalink
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Forbes

Baseball's Latest Game Era Hall Of Fame Ballot Offers Slim Pickings
Forbes
But even if you're okay with closers getting in, Smith doesn't nearly measure up to the likes of Mariano Rivera or Goose Gossage. He dominated for one season early in his career (1983 Cubs), which seemed to cement his rep from that point on. After that ...

NJ.com

Here's how WFAN has become our 'championship' team in New York/New Jersey sports
NJ.com
Get some new material, please," Francesa said. "No wonder your show stinks. Geez. Play that tape tomorrow morning." Yes, please do! Boomer and Francesa are like Reggie Jackson and Thurman Munson. Francesa and Gio are like Goose Gossage and Big ...

Royals Review

Older stars who played for the Royals in the early 90s
Royals Review
The first came in Game 5 of the 1984 Series against longtime tormentor Goose Gossage, when Gibson sent a shot into the upper deck of old Tiger Stadium to secure the Tigers win. Padres manager Dick Williams said the shot “damaged several seats in ...

YES Network

George Steinbrenner, Lou Piniella, Lee Smith named to Today's Era committee Hall of Fame ballot
YES Network
Beginning with Catfish Hunter following the 1974 season, the list of free agents lured to the Yankees by Steinbrenner include Reggie Jackson, Goose Gossage, Rudy May, Bob Watson, Ken Griffey Sr., Tommy John, Dave Winfield, Phil Niekro, Luis Tiant, Don ...

Bucs Dugout

Bucco Breakfast: The Hall Of Fame Pitcher The Pirates Traded After One Game
Bucs Dugout
Some are better known for being with another team (Connie Mack, Casey Stengel, Goose Gossage). But there is one man who made his major league debut with the Bucs but never played for them again. This is the story of Dazzy Vance. The day is Apr. 16, ...

CBSSports.com

Hall of Famer Goose Gossage rips today's MLB: 'They're going to have nerds in the dugout'
CBSSports.com
You're no doubt familiar with the usual complaints about today's game -- excessive strikeout rates, the emphasis on home runs, the declining importance of the starting pitcher, the shift, replay review, and the general lack of ball-in-play action. As ...

New York Times

An Exiled Old-Timer, Goose Gossage Still Won't Back Down
New York Times
LEADVILLE, Colo. — As Goose Gossage, a coffee cup in hand, stepped onto the deck outside his cabin on a recent morning, he considered the view. Beyond the small lake in front of him, a broad grass valley gave way to an escarpment of spruce and pine ...

Does Craig Kimbrel know his dad's beard is fake?
Elite Sports NY
Brian Wilson turned his beard into a marketing jackpot, Goose Gossage had one of the most incredible mustaches to grace the human race, and Dallas Keuchel has, perhaps, the most perfectly squared-off beard that has ever existed. MLB players with ...

Amsterdam News

Are analytics overtaking the human element of sports?
Amsterdam News
“The game is a [expletive] joke because of the nerds who are running it,” said Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage in a 2016 interview. “I'll tell you what has happened, these guys played Rotisserie baseball at Harvard or wherever the [expletive] they ...
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