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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Richard Michael Gossage
Stat Years
1970-1994  [mlb] 1972-1994
Height/Weight
6-3 / 217
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (1002) ... DH (1)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
Death
High School
Roy J. Wasson (Colorado Springs,CO)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the Chicago White Sox in Round #9 (#204 overall) of the 1970 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1972-04-16 - Boxscore  (Age: 20.286)
Service Time
Organizations
NYA [7] CHA [5] SDN [4] OAK [2] PIT [1] CHN [1] SFN [1] TEX [1] SEA [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 12043 ... retro id: gossr001 ... mlbam id: 114989
Relations
Uncle of Kevin Gossage, Father of Todd Gossage
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1970Gulf Coast White SoxGCLRk----181---002.81330000016.0116504210000.946.190.002.2511.813.385.25.000
    1970AppletonMidwA----181---035.911050005035.0412723019210001.7110.540.004.895.406.941.11.000
    1970Minor Totals: byYearRk/A----182---034.941380005051.0523328023420001.479.180.004.067.415.821.83.000
    1971AppletonMidwA----192---1821.832524157010187.014148380501490001.026.790.002.417.172.312.98.900
    1971Minor Totals: byYearA----191---1821.832524157010187.014148380501490001.026.790.002.417.172.312.98.900
    1972Chicago White SoxALMLBcha54203Log - Sp - Ext - Perf714.2836100735280.0724438244577041.458.100.234.956.414.951.30.875
    1972MLB Totals: CHAbyYearMLB----201Log - Sp - Ext - Perf714.2836100735280.0724438244577041.458.100.234.956.414.951.30.875
    1973IowaAmerAAA----214---543.681295103171.0593229028660001.237.480.003.558.374.062.36.556
    1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha54214Log - Sp - Ext - Perf047.4320410416049.2574441937336031.8910.331.636.705.987.970.89.000
    1973Minor Totals: byYearAAA----211---543.681295103171.0593229028660001.237.480.003.558.374.062.36.556
    1973MLB Totals: CHAbyYearMLB----211Log - Sp - Ext - Perf047.5020410416049.7574441937336031.9110.431.656.776.048.050.89.000
    1974AppletonMidwA----225---023.3822000008.08630450001.509.000.004.505.636.751.25.000
    1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha54225Log - Sp - Ext - Perf464.13393001936189.1924541447642121.569.270.404.746.454.531.36.400
    1974Minor Totals: byYearA----221---023.3822000008.08630450001.509.000.004.505.636.751.25.000
    1974MLB Totals: CHAbyYearMLB----221Log - Sp - Ext - Perf464.14393001936189.3924541447642121.569.290.404.756.464.551.36.400
    1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha54236Log - Sp - Ext - Perf981.8462000496226141.29932293701303051.196.290.194.458.262.031.86.529
    1975MLB Totals: CHAbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf981.8562000496226141.79932293701303051.206.310.194.468.292.041.86.529
    1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha54247Log - Sp - Ext - Perf9173.943129150121224.02141049816901356091.368.600.643.625.424.181.50.346
    1976MLB Totals: CHAbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf9173.943129150121224.02141049816901356091.368.600.643.625.424.181.50.346
    1977Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit54258Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1191.6272000557226133.07827249491512020.955.280.613.3210.221.833.08.550
    1977MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1191.6272000557226133.07827249491512020.955.280.613.3210.221.833.08.550
    1978New York YankeesALMLBnya54269Log - Sp - Ext - Perf10112.0163000556327134.18741309591225021.095.830.603.958.172.752.07.476
    1978MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf10112.0163000556327134.38741309591225021.095.840.603.968.192.752.07.476
    1979New York YankeesALMLBnya542710Log - Sp - Ext - Perf532.623600033361858.1481817519413001.157.410.772.936.332.782.16.625
    1979MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf532.633600033361858.3481817519413001.157.440.772.946.352.792.16.625
    1980New York YankeesALMLBnya542811Log - Sp - Ext - Perf622.276400058643399.07429255371034011.126.730.453.369.362.642.78.750
    1980MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf622.276400058643399.07429255371034011.126.730.453.369.362.642.78.750
    1981New York YankeesALMLBnya542912Log - Sp - Ext - Perf320.773200030322046.22264214481010.774.240.392.709.261.163.43.600
    1981MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf320.783200030322046.72264214481010.784.290.392.739.351.173.43.600
    1982New York YankeesALMLBnya543013Log - Sp - Ext - Perf452.235600043563093.06323235281021000.986.100.482.719.872.233.64.444
    1982MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf452.235600043563093.06323235281021000.986.100.482.719.872.233.64.444
    1983New York YankeesALMLBnya543114Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1352.275700047572287.1822722525900011.238.450.522.589.272.783.60.722
    1983MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1352.275700047572287.3822722525900011.238.470.522.589.302.793.60.722
    1984San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn543215Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1062.9062000516225102.1753433636842211.086.600.533.177.392.992.33.625
    1984MLB Totals: SDNbyYearMLB----321Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1062.9162000516225102.3753433636842211.096.610.533.177.403.002.33.625
    1985San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn543316Log - Sp - Ext - Perf531.825000038502679.0642116117520011.037.290.111.945.922.393.06.625
    1985MLB Totals: SDNbyYearMLB----331Log - Sp - Ext - Perf531.825000038502679.0642116117520011.037.290.111.945.922.393.06.625
    1986San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn543417Log - Sp - Ext - Perf574.454500038452164.2693632820634021.389.601.112.788.775.013.15.417
    1986MLB Totals: SDNbyYearMLB----341Log - Sp - Ext - Perf574.494500038452164.7693632820634021.399.671.122.808.835.053.15.417
    1987San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn543518Log - Sp - Ext - Perf543.124000030401152.0471818419442001.278.130.693.297.623.122.32.556
    1987MLB Totals: SDNbyYearMLB----351Log - Sp - Ext - Perf543.124000030401152.0471818419442001.278.130.693.297.623.122.32.556
    1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn543619Log - Sp - Ext - Perf444.334600033461343.2502321315303231.4910.310.623.096.184.742.00.500
    1988MLB Totals: CHNbyYearMLB----361Log - Sp - Ext - Perf444.384600033461343.7502321315303231.5010.420.633.136.254.792.00.500
    1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn543720Log - Sp - Ext - Perf212.68310002231443.2321613227242001.356.600.415.564.953.300.89.667
    1989New York YankeesALMLBnya543720Log - Sp - Ext - Perf103.7711000611114.114660361011.198.790.001.883.773.772.001.000
    1989MLB Totals: SFN-NYAbyYearMLB----372Log - Sp - Ext - Perf312.95420002842558.0462219230303011.317.140.314.664.663.411.00.750
    1990Fukuoka---Intl----3821---234.402300000847.00023015400000.000.000.002.877.660.002.67.400
    1990Intl TotalsbyYearIntl----381---234.4023000023847.00023015400000.320.000.002.877.660.002.67.400
    1991Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-3922---0018.0020001202.02441131011.509.004.504.5013.5018.003.00.000
    1991Texas RangersALMLBtex543922Log - Sp - Ext - Perf423.57440001644140.1331616416283031.217.360.893.576.253.571.75.667
    1991Minor Totals: TEXbyYearAAA----391---0018.0020001202.02441131011.509.004.504.5013.5018.003.00.000
    1991MLB Totals: TEXbyYearMLB----391Log - Sp - Ext - Perf423.59440001644140.3331616416283031.227.410.903.596.283.591.75.667
    1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak544023Log - Sp - Ext - Perf022.84300001330038.0321312519260021.347.581.184.506.163.081.37.000
    1992MLB Totals: OAKbyYearMLB----401Log - Sp - Ext - Perf022.84300001330038.0321312519260021.347.581.184.506.163.081.37.000
    1993Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak544124Log - Sp - Ext - Perf454.53390001239147.2492424626404011.579.251.134.917.554.531.54.444
    1993MLB Totals: OAKbyYearMLB----411Log - Sp - Ext - Perf454.58390001239147.7492424626404011.599.341.144.967.634.581.54.444
    1994Seattle MarinersALMLBsea544225Log - Sp - Ext - Perf304.18360002136147.1442322615292031.258.371.142.855.514.371.931.000
    1994MLB Totals: SEAbyYearMLB----421Log - Sp - Ext - Perf304.20360002136147.3442322615292031.258.411.152.875.544.391.931.000
    MLB Totals (23 yrs)1241073.011002371606819653101,809.314976706051197321502635471.237.450.593.647.473.332.05.537
    American League Totals (16 yrs)82733.12656371604146191841,291.01082495448865491054481381.267.540.603.837.353.451.92.529
    National League Totals (7 yrs)42342.73346000267346126518.34151751573318344815491.157.210.573.187.783.042.45.553
    Minor League Totals23112.8854432081111319.026212310211062651011.157.390.032.997.483.472.50.676
    Minor: Intl Totals234.4023000023847.00023015400000.320.000.002.877.660.002.67.400
    Minor: Rk Totals002.81330000016.0116504210000.946.190.002.2511.813.385.25.000
    Minor: A Totals1872.503731157060230.019081640731750001.147.430.002.866.853.172.40.720
    Minor: AAA Totals544.071495115173.0613633129691011.237.520.123.588.514.442.38.556
    New York Yankees Totals (7 yrs)42282.14319000272319151533.03901501273118551215061.086.590.523.128.652.532.77.600
    San Diego Padres Totals (4 yrs)25202.9919700015719783298.02551099919922438241.167.700.572.787.343.292.64.556
    Chicago White Sox Totals (5 yrs)29363.81188371608015130584.753426924734288419241231.418.230.524.446.454.141.45.446
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (1 yrs)1191.6272000557226133.07827249491512020.955.280.613.3210.221.833.08.550
    Oakland Athletics Totals (2 yrs)473.80690002569185.78137361145664031.488.561.164.756.973.911.47.364
    Chicago Cubs Totals (1 yrs)444.384600033461343.7502321315303231.5010.420.633.136.254.792.00.500
    Texas Rangers Totals (1 yrs)423.59440001644140.3331616416283031.227.410.903.596.283.591.75.667
    Seattle Mariners Totals (1 yrs)304.20360002136147.3442322615292031.258.411.152.875.544.391.931.000
    San Francisco Giants Totals (1 yrs)212.71310002231443.7321613227242001.376.670.425.635.003.330.89.667
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1972Chicago White SoxALMLBcha5420pL-S-E-P136160000000001101001.000.000.000.0001700.000.000.0000.0064.710.000.00.000.0
    1977Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit5425pL-S-E-P27223051002001801000.217.250.261.5112561.087.044.3334.0032.008.000.00.0020.0
    1984San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn5432pL-S-E-P36222040000001802000.182.217.182.3992540.045.000.2864.0032.008.000.00.000.0
    1985San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn5433pL-S-E-P45011100000002500000.000.154.000.1541300.182.000.00015.3838.462.500.00.000.0
    1986San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn5434pL-S-E-P5457000000000300001.000.000.000.000700.000.000.0000.0042.860.000.00.000.0
    1987San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn5435pL-S-E-P6404000000000200000.000.000.000.000400.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn5436pL-S-E-P7461000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn5437pL-S-E-P8311000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (8 yrs)382851910020043704002.106.146.118.26493101.059.012.1884.3039.789.250.00.0011.1
    National League Totals (7 yrs)346691910020042603001.130.178.145.32376101.072.015.2095.2634.216.500.00.0011.1
    American League Totals (1 yrs)36160000000001101001.000.000.000.0001700.000.000.0000.0064.710.000.00.000.0
    San Diego Padres Totals (4 yrs)197441400000031802001.091.149.091.2404940.068.000.1546.1236.736.000.00.000.0
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (1 yrs)7223051002001801000.217.250.261.5112561.087.044.3334.0032.008.000.00.0020.0
    Chicago Cubs Totals (1 yrs)461000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Chicago White Sox Totals (1 yrs)36160000000001101001.000.000.000.0001700.000.000.0000.0064.710.000.00.000.0
    San Francisco Giants Totals (1 yrs)311000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1972Chicago White SoxALMLB20P36080.0310111413.9290.400.1623.4100.06
    1973Chicago White SoxALMLB21P20049.255101110.9090.500.2012.3100.08
    1973Chicago White SoxALMLB21DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.65.09
    1974Chicago White SoxALMLB22P39089.1314211917.8950.400.1924.4100.05
    1975Chicago White SoxALMLB23P620141.2325333128.9030.500.2038.5100.01
    1976Chicago White SoxALMLB24P310224.01827314845.9381.500.2019.3100.05
    1977Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB25P720133.0410101514.9330.200.1144.4100.01
    1978New York YankeesALMLB26P630134.1612302118.8570.300.1338.7100.01
    1979New York YankeesALMLB27P36058.11400551.0000.100.0922.5100.04
    1980New York YankeesALMLB28P64099.0110201311.8460.200.1139.5100.01
    1981New York YankeesALMLB29P32046.22711109.9000.300.1929.9100.02
    1982New York YankeesALMLB30P56093.02601881.0000.100.0934.6100.02
    1983New York YankeesALMLB31P57087.1231065.8330.100.0635.2100.02
    1984San Diego PadresNLMLB32P620102.1580013131.0000.200.1338.3100.01
    1985San Diego PadresNLMLB33P50079.00701771.0000.100.0930.9100.02
    1986San Diego PadresNLMLB34P45064.22500771.0000.200.1127.8100.04
    1987San Diego PadresNLMLB35P40052.02500771.0000.200.1324.7100.04
    1988Chicago CubsNLMLB36P46043.21700881.0000.200.1928.4100.02
    1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLB37P31043.2531098.8890.300.1919.1100.07
    1989New York YankeesALMLB37P11014.12101331.0000.300.216.8100.012
    1991Texas RangersALMLB39P44040.1221054.8000.100.1027.2100.04
    1992Oakland AthleticsALMLB40P30038.02400661.0000.200.1618.5100.010
    1993Oakland AthleticsALMLB41P39047.2531098.8890.200.1724.1100.08
    1994Seattle MarinersALMLB42P36047.12201441.0000.100.0832.1100.04
    MLB Totals - (P)100201,804781802111279258.9250.300.140.00.00
    MLB Totals - (DH)100000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1972MLB36----------
    1973MLB20---------1
    1974MLB39----------
    1975MLB62----------
    1976MLB31----------
    1977MLB72----------
    1978MLB63----------
    1979MLB36----------
    1980MLB64----------
    1981MLB32----------
    1982MLB56----------
    1983MLB57----------
    1984MLB62----------
    1985MLB50----------
    1986MLB45----------
    1987MLB40----------
    1988MLB46----------
    1989MLB42----------
    1991MLB44----------
    1992MLB30----------
    1993MLB39----------
    1994MLB36----------
    Totals1002---------1