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Career Highlights of Goose Goosage

1964 -- Padgett Realty Angels win the Little League championship in Colorado Springs

1970 -- drafted by Chicago White Sox

1971 -- pitches for White Sox in exhibition game against Cubs; oversized hat falls over eyes when pitching, causing him to nearly bean Ernie Banks

April 15, 1972 -- pitches in first major league game; fell flat on face tripping after warming up

1975 -- Fireman of the Year (best A.L. reliever): 9-8, 26 saves, 130 K, 1.84 ERA

1977 -- sets Major League record for strikeouts in relief with 151 in 133 innings

October 2, 1978 -- gets save in sudden death playoff game against the Red Sox

October, 1978 -- Yankees win the World Series over the Dodgers

October, 1980 -- gives up playoff-winning home run to George Brett, sending the Royals to the

World Series (which they lost as Brett suffered from hemorrhoids, caused, Goose claims, by swinging so hard on the homer off Goose)

1980 -- Fireman of the Year: 6-2, 33 saves, 103 K, 2.27 ERA

October, 1981 -- Yankees lose World Series to Dodgers

July 24, 1983 -- temporarily gives up infamous home run to Brett in the "Pine Tar Incident"

October, 1984 -- Padres lose World Series to Tigers

August 17, 1986 -- Strikes out Pete Rose on three pitches in Rose's final career at-bat.

August 8, 1988 -- becomes 2nd pitcher ever to earn 300 saves (achieved during the first night game at Wrigley Field)

July 23, 1991 -- earns his 308th victory in relief of Nolan Ryan, who earned his 308th win

July 8, 1995 -- Richard M. Gossage Youth Sports Complex dedicated in Colorado Springs

October 21, 1999 -- selected Colorado Springs Best Athlete by readers of the Independent

Lifetime record of 124-107, 310 saves, 1502 strike outs, 9 All-Star Game selections

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