Rich Gossage New York Yankees

Age: 71 (July 05, 1951) | aka Goose | 6' 3" | 217lbs. | Throws: Right
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CHA AL 1972 7 1 2 0 36 1 80.0 72 2 44 57 4.28 1.45 1.21 5.0 6.4 .293 n/a
CHA AL 1973 0 4 0 0 20 4 49.2 57 9 37 33 7.43 1.89 1.79 6.7 6.0 .310 n/a
CHA AL 1974 4 6 1 0 39 3 89.1 92 4 47 64 4.13 1.56 1.36 4.7 6.4 .319 n/a
CHA AL 1975 9 8 26 0 62 0 141.2 99 3 70 130 1.84 1.19 0.98 4.4 8.3 .263 n/a
CHA AL 1976 9 17 1 0 31 29 224.0 214 16 90 135 3.94 1.36 1.26 3.6 5.4 .285 n/a
PIT NL 1977 11 9 26 0 72 0 133.0 78 9 49 151 1.62 0.95 0.87 3.3 10.2 .235 n/a
NYA AL 1978 10 11 27 0 63 0 134.1 87 9 59 122 2.01 1.09 0.97 4.0 8.2 .233 n/a
NYA AL 1979 5 3 18 0 36 0 58.1 48 5 19 41 2.62 1.15 1.11 2.9 6.3 .258 n/a
NYA AL 1980 6 2 33 0 64 0 99.0 74 5 37 103 2.27 1.12 1.01 3.4 9.4 .281 n/a
NYA AL 1981 3 2 20 0 32 0 46.2 22 2 14 48 0.77 0.77 0.69 2.7 9.3 .193 n/a
NYA AL 1982 4 5 30 0 56 0 93.0 63 5 28 102 2.23 0.98 0.91 2.7 9.9 .266 n/a
NYA AL 1983 13 5 22 0 57 0 87.1 82 5 25 90 2.27 1.23 1.17 2.6 9.3 .330 n/a
SD NL 1984 10 6 25 0 62 0 102.1 75 6 36 84 2.90 1.08 1.00 3.2 7.4 .252 n/a
SD NL 1985 5 3 26 0 50 0 79.0 64 1 17 52 1.82 1.03 0.94 1.9 5.9 .269 n/a
SD NL 1986 5 7 21 0 45 0 64.2 69 8 20 63 4.45 1.38 1.41 2.8 8.8 .338 n/a
SD NL 1987 5 4 11 0 40 0 52.0 47 4 19 44 3.12 1.27 1.20 3.3 7.6 .295 n/a
CHN NL 1988 4 4 13 0 46 0 43.2 50 3 15 30 4.33 1.49 1.42 3.1 6.2 .335 n/a
SF NL 1989 2 1 4 0 31 0 43.2 32 2 27 24 2.68 1.35 1.11 5.6 4.9 .232 n/a
NYA AL 1989 1 0 1 0 11 0 14.1 14 0 3 6 3.77 1.19 1.08 1.9 3.8 .289 n/a
TEX AL 1991 4 2 1 0 44 0 40.1 33 4 16 28 3.57 1.21 1.17 3.6 6.2 .253 n/a
OAK AL 1992 0 2 0 0 30 0 38.0 32 5 19 26 2.84 1.34 1.29 4.5 6.2 .250 n/a
OAK AL 1993 4 5 1 0 39 0 47.2 49 6 26 40 4.53 1.57 1.49 4.9 7.6 .313 n/a
SEA AL 1994 3 0 1 0 36 0 47.1 44 6 15 29 4.18 1.25 1.28 2.9 5.5 .267 n/a
Career 22yrs 124 107 310 0 1002 37 1809.1 1497 119 732 1502 3.01 1.23 1.13 3.6 7.5 .277 n/a
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Lord knows the Goose would agree with that stat.  He's the Little Richard of relievers -- great, and he'll be the first one to tell you so.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Apr 18 '17

The greatest reliever of all-time based upon 538's new Goose Egg stat.  Pretty interesting analysis and stat creation.  Although Mariano still has the better conversion rate, making him the most valuable in Goose Wins Above Replacement.

That said, I reject any stat that has Armando Benitez anywhere near a leaderboard.  He's the worst reliever in history.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 17 '17