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December 13, 1990
Third baseman Scott Coolbaugh was traded by the Texas Rangers to the San Diego Padres for catcher Mark Parent. Parent, 29, hit .222 in 65 games with three home runs and 16 runs batted in for San Diego last season. Coolbaugh hit .200 in 67 games with two homers and 13 RBIs for the Rangers. Texas also announced that right-handed pitcher Rich Gossage, 39, will be given a tryout during the club's minicamp for pitchers Jan. 7-11.
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January 9, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Rich “Goose” Gossage cut an intimidating figure on the mound with his sinister-looking Fu Manchu mustache and blazing fastball, and at 61, he can still fire a few high, hard ones, as he showed after Wednesday's Hall of Fame vote, in which players from the steroid era were shut out of Cooperstown. “I'm glad nobody who is tied to performance-enhancing drugs got elected,” said Gossage, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008 after going 124-107 with a 3.01 earned-run average and 310 saves from 1972 to 1994.
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July 27, 2008 | From the Associated Press
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- As a kid, Rich Gossage's dreams never matched those of his father. "My dad always said, 'You're going to play in the big leagues some day,' " Gossage recalled. "I pooh-poohed that. I would be like, 'Aw, dad, please don't say that.' And sure enough, here I am." Gossage did more than just play in the major leagues. He became a dominant relief pitcher in a 22-year career that will receive its finishing touch today when he is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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August 2, 1985 | Associated Press
San Diego Padre relief pitcher Rich Gossage will be lost to the team for at least three weeks following arthroscopic surgery Thursday to remove torn cartilage from his right knee. Gossage, a hard-throwing right-hander whose 21 saves in 26 appearances this season are third best in the National League, was sent back to San Diego from Atlanta on Wednesday after he awoke with a badly swollen knee.
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August 31, 1986 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
San Diego players decided not to boycott Saturday's doubleheader with the Montreal Expos and instead asked the Padre front office to "reinstate Rich Gossage immediately." Meanwhile, Gossage, who had continually criticized his bosses this season and who Friday was suspended without pay for the remainder of the season, will meet with team President Ballard Smith Monday in San Diego. "My goal is to play again this year," Gossage said.
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July 27, 2008 | From the Associated Press
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- As a kid, Rich Gossage's dreams never matched those of his father. "My dad always said, 'You're going to play in the big leagues some day,' " Gossage recalled. "I pooh-poohed that. I would be like, 'Aw, dad, please don't say that.' And sure enough, here I am." Gossage did more than just play in the major leagues. He became a dominant relief pitcher in a 22-year career that will receive its finishing touch today when he is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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August 30, 1986 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
Pitcher Goose Gossage continually criticized his bosses, and the San Diego Padres finally responded Friday by suspending him without pay for the remainder of the season. And Ballard Smith, the team president, added that if Gossage doesn't change his conduct, he will never again play for the Padres. "It's up to him," Smith said Friday. "Under the present circumstances, no (he won't play in San Diego again)."
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January 9, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Rich “Goose” Gossage cut an intimidating figure on the mound with his sinister-looking Fu Manchu mustache and blazing fastball, and at 61, he can still fire a few high, hard ones, as he showed after Wednesday's Hall of Fame vote, in which players from the steroid era were shut out of Cooperstown. “I'm glad nobody who is tied to performance-enhancing drugs got elected,” said Gossage, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008 after going 124-107 with a 3.01 earned-run average and 310 saves from 1972 to 1994.
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December 13, 1990
Third baseman Scott Coolbaugh was traded by the Texas Rangers to the San Diego Padres for catcher Mark Parent. Parent, 29, hit .222 in 65 games with three home runs and 16 runs batted in for San Diego last season. Coolbaugh hit .200 in 67 games with two homers and 13 RBIs for the Rangers. Texas also announced that right-handed pitcher Rich Gossage, 39, will be given a tryout during the club's minicamp for pitchers Jan. 7-11.
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August 31, 1986 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
San Diego players decided not to boycott Saturday's doubleheader with the Montreal Expos and instead asked the Padre front office to "reinstate Rich Gossage immediately." Meanwhile, Gossage, who had continually criticized his bosses this season and who Friday was suspended without pay for the remainder of the season, will meet with team President Ballard Smith Monday in San Diego. "My goal is to play again this year," Gossage said.
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August 30, 1986 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
Pitcher Goose Gossage continually criticized his bosses, and the San Diego Padres finally responded Friday by suspending him without pay for the remainder of the season. And Ballard Smith, the team president, added that if Gossage doesn't change his conduct, he will never again play for the Padres. "It's up to him," Smith said Friday. "Under the present circumstances, no (he won't play in San Diego again)."
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August 2, 1985 | Associated Press
San Diego Padre relief pitcher Rich Gossage will be lost to the team for at least three weeks following arthroscopic surgery Thursday to remove torn cartilage from his right knee. Gossage, a hard-throwing right-hander whose 21 saves in 26 appearances this season are third best in the National League, was sent back to San Diego from Atlanta on Wednesday after he awoke with a badly swollen knee.
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July 24, 2003
Pitchers with 100 wins and 100 saves: *--* Pitcher Wins Saves Dennis Eckersley 197 390 Rich Gossage 124 310 Rollie Fingers 114 341 Hoyt Wilhelm 143 227 Elroy Face 104 193 Lindy McDaniel 141 172 Stu Miller 105 154 Dave Giusti 100 145 Bob Stanley 115 132 Ron Kline 114 108 Ron Reed 146 103 Ellis Kinder 102 102 Firpo Marberry 148 101 John Smoltz 163 101 *--*
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September 2, 1991 | Associated Press
The Texas Rangers activated pitcher Rich Gossage, catcher John Russell and outfielder Jack Daugherty from the 15-day disabled list. Also, the Rangers announced that right-handed pitcher Travis Buckley has been sent to the Montreal Expos to complete the deal that sent brought Oil Can Boyd to Texas. . . . Umpire Rocky Roe missed Sunday's game between the Oakland Athletics and the Detroit Tigers after being hospitalized overnight with an irregular heartbeat. Roe was discharged Sunday morning.
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