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Rich GossageTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1970-1994 MLB Years: 1972-1994
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Drafted
Played in Japan
World Series Champion

PositionsP-1002, DH-1Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRichard Michael Gossage
Height6-3Weight217BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 5,1951 [67.135]PlaceColorado Springs,Colorado
High SchoolRoy J. Wasson (Colorado Springs,CO)
CollegeColorado State University-Pueblo (Pueblo,CO)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago White Sox [Team Picks] in the 9th round (204th overall) of the 1970 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutApril 16,1972 [20.286]
OrganizationsCHA [7] NYA [7] SDN [4] OAK [2] CHN [1] PIT [1] SEA [1] SFN [1] TEX [1] Awards2Awards Voting10-413
TBC Player ID12043Retrosheet IDgossr001MLBAM ID114989
RelationshipsUncle of Kevin Gossage, Father of Todd Gossage
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts80Walks46Hittable73SO/BB69vsPower73Hitting7Durability67Team.503Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1970nullRk--ST18002.81330000016.0116504210000.946.19--2.2511.815.25--
1970nullA--S/R18035.911055000035.0412723019210001.7110.54--4.895.401.11.000-
1970Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--S/R0034.941385000051.0523328023420001.479.18--4.067.411.83.0002.34
1971nullA--ST191821.832524115700187.014148380501490001.026.79--2.417.172.98.900-
1972Chicago White SoxALMLBcha54Rel20714.2836135007280.0724438244577001.458.100.234.956.411.30.8752.95
1973nullAAA--S/R21543.681293510171.0593229028660001.237.48--3.558.372.36.556-
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha54Rel21047.4320416104049.2574441937336001.8910.331.636.705.980.89.0005.83
1974nullA--ST22023.3822000008.08630450001.509.00--4.505.631.25.000-
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha54Rel22464.13393360019189.0924541447642101.569.270.404.746.451.36.4003.31
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha54CL23981.8462062004926141.29932293701303001.196.290.194.458.261.86.5292.51
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha54ST249173.943129215011224.02141049816901356001.368.600.643.625.421.50.3463.56
1977Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit54CL251191.6272072005526133.07827249491512000.955.280.613.3210.223.08.5502.45
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya54CL2610112.0163063005527134.08741309591225001.095.830.603.958.172.07.4762.96
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya54R/CL27532.623603600331858.0481817519413001.157.410.772.936.332.16.6253.42
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya54CL28622.276406400583399.07429255371034001.126.730.453.369.362.78.7502.45
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya54R/CL29320.773203200302046.22264214481000.774.240.392.709.263.43.6002.00
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya54CL30452.235605600433093.06323235281021000.986.100.482.719.873.64.4442.13
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya54R/CL311352.275705700472287.0822722525900001.238.450.522.589.273.60.7222.30
1984San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn54R/CL321062.9062062005125102.0753433636842201.086.600.533.177.392.33.6252.94
1985San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn54CL33531.825005000382679.0642116117520001.037.290.111.945.923.06.6252.18
1986San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn54R/CL34574.454504500382164.2693632820634001.389.601.112.788.773.15.4173.36
1987San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn54R/CL35543.124004000301152.0471818419442001.278.130.693.297.622.32.5563.27
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn54R/CL36444.334604600331343.2502321315303201.4910.310.623.096.182.00.5003.32
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn54Rel37212.68310310022443.2321613227242001.356.600.415.564.950.89.6674.11
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya54Rel37103.7711011006114.014660361001.198.79--1.883.772.001.0002.55
1990nullIntl--Rel38234.4023023000847.00023015400000.32----2.877.662.67.400-
1991Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-Rel390018.0020200102.02441131001.509.004.504.5013.503.00--
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex54Rel39423.57440440016140.0331616416283001.217.360.893.576.251.75.6673.95
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak54Rel40022.84300300013038.0321312519260001.347.581.184.506.161.37.0004.63
1993Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak54Rel41454.53390390012147.2492424626404001.579.251.134.917.551.54.4444.58
1994Seattle MarinersALMLBsea54Rel42304.18360360021147.0442322615292001.258.371.142.855.511.931.0004.50
MLB Totals - 22 Season(s)Filter1241073.011002379651606813101804.01497670605119732150263501.237.450.593.647.472.05.5370.41
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter23112.8854431120811319.026212310211062651001.157.390.032.997.482.50.676-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter544.071495511173.0613633129691001.237.520.123.588.512.38.556-
A Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1872.503731615700230.019081640731750001.147.43--2.866.852.40.720-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter002.81330000016.0116504210000.946.19--2.2511.815.25--
Intl Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter234.4023023000847.00023015400000.32----2.877.662.67.400-
New York Yankees Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter42282.14319031900272151531.03901501273118551215001.086.590.523.128.652.77.600-
San Diego Padres Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter25202.9919701970015783297.12551099919922438201.167.700.572.787.342.64.556-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter29363.80188371511608030583.25342692473428841924101.418.220.524.436.451.45.446-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1191.6272072005526133.07827249491512000.955.280.613.3210.223.08.550-
Oakland Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter473.78690690025185.28137361145664001.478.511.164.736.931.47.364-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter444.334604600331343.2502321315303201.4910.310.623.096.182.00.500-
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter423.57440440016140.0331616416283001.217.360.893.576.251.75.667-
Seattle Mariners Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter304.18360360021147.0442322615292001.258.371.142.855.511.931.000-
San Francisco Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter212.68310310022443.2321613227242001.356.600.415.564.950.89.667-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings15133.011224118208338220.0182817414891838101.237.450.593.647.472.05.5360.41
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1682.883730714611220.018185701731831001.157.390.032.997.482.50.667-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1972Chicago White SoxALMLBcha54p2036160000000001101001.000.000.000.0000017.000.000.000.0000.0064.710.000.000.000.00
1977Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit54p257223051002001801000.217.250.261.5116125.333.044.087.2334.0032.008.000.000.0020.00
1984San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn54p326222040000001802000.182.217.182.3994025.286.000.045.1894.0032.008.000.000.000.00
1985San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn54p335011100000002500000.000.154.000.1540013.000.000.182.10815.3838.462.500.000.000.00
1986San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn54p34457000000000300001.000.000.000.000007.000.000.000.0000.0042.860.000.000.000.00
1987San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn54p35404000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn54p36461000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn54p37311000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter382851910020043704002.106.146.118.26410193.188.012.059.0004.3039.789.250.000.0011.11
San Diego Padres Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter197441400000031802001.091.149.091.2404049.154.000.068.0006.1236.736.000.000.000.00
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter7223051002001801000.217.250.261.5116125.333.044.087.0004.0032.008.000.000.0020.00
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter36160000000001101001.000.000.000.0000017.000.000.000.0000.0064.710.000.000.000.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter461000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
San Francisco Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter311000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162360400010021602001.106.146.118.2644039.188.012.059.0004.3039.789.250.000.0011.11

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1972Chicago White SoxALMLBcha20P36-80310111413.9290.360.164544.4136100.023.4
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha21P20-49551-1110.9090.500.206554.5120100.012.3
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha21DH1---------------205.00.6
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22P39-89314211917.8950.440.19-----39100.024.4
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23P62-141325333128.9030.450.20-----62100.038.5
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24P31-2241827314845.9381.450.20-----31100.019.3
1977Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25P72-1334101-1514.9330.190.11-----72100.044.4
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya26P63-1346123-2118.8570.290.13-----63100.038.7
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya27P36-5814--551.0000.140.09-----36100.022.5
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya28P64-991102-1311.8460.170.11-----64100.039.5
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya29P32-462711109.9000.280.20-----32100.029.9
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya30P56-9326-1881.0000.140.09-----56100.034.6
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya31P57-87231-65.8330.090.06-----57100.035.2
1984San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn32P62-10258--13131.0000.210.13-----62100.038.3
1985San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33P50-79-7-1771.0000.140.09-----50100.030.9
1986San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn34P45-6425--771.0000.160.11-----45100.027.8
1987San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn35P40-5225--771.0000.180.13-----40100.024.7
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36P46-4317--881.0000.170.19-----46100.028.4
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn37P31-43531-98.8890.260.19-----31100.019.1
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya37P11-1421-1331.0000.270.21-----11100.06.8
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex39P44-40221-54.8000.090.10-----44100.027.2
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak40P30-3824--661.0000.200.16-----30100.018.5
1993Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak41P39-47531-98.8890.210.17-----39100.024.1
1994Seattle MarinersALMLBsea42P36-4722-1441.0000.110.09-----36100.032.1
MLB Totals for P - 22 season(s)-   P1002-1802781802111279258.9250.260.14101050.0210020.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1972Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2036----------
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2120---------1
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2239----------
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2362----------
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2431----------
1977Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2572----------
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya2663----------
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya2736----------
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya2864----------
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya2932----------
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya3056----------
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya3157----------
1984San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3262----------
1985San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3350----------
1986San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3445----------
1987San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3540----------
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3646----------
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn3731----------
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya3711----------
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex3944----------
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak4030----------
1993Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak4139----------
1994Seattle MarinersALMLBsea4236----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1978New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB26104.502014.0320300.756.750.000.006.7500.001.000
1978New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB26100.003006.0101400.331.500.001.506.004.000.001.000
1980New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB280154.001000.13200030.0081.000.000.000.0000.00.000
1981New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB29000.003036.2302800.814.050.002.7010.804.000.00.000
1981New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB29000.002012.2100200.453.370.000.006.7500.00.000
1981New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB29000.003025.0202500.803.600.003.609.002.500.00.000
1984San Diego PadresChamp. SeriesMLB32004.503014.0521501.5011.250.002.2511.255.000.00.000
1984San Diego PadresWorld SeriesMLB320013.502002.2341201.8210.120.003.376.752.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0030300036.7300028000.754.050.002.7010.804.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 4 yrs114.91808000311.012060110001.189.820.000.828.1810.000.00.500
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs102.63808000213.76040411000.733.950.002.637.242.750.001.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1981New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB2931000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs31000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1978AL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year1
1979AL Pitcher of the Month (September)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1994-10-11Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1994-04-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1994-03-30Released by Athletics. 
1994-02-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1993-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1992-11-06Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-01-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1991-10-30Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1991-01-25ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1989-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-08-10Claimed on waivers by Yankees from Giants. 
1989-04-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1989-03-28Released by Cubs. 
1988-02-12TradeTraded by Padres with Ray Hayward to Cubs for Mike Brumley and Keith Moreland. 
1984-01-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
1983-11-07Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1977-11-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1977-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1976-12-10TradeTraded by White Sox with Terry Forster to Pirates for Silvio Martinez and Richie Zisk. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985San Diego PadresTeam Payroll331,713,333-51100++370,78060,0001,713,333
1986San Diego PadresTeam Payroll341,046,761-50394++386,34760,0002,760,094
1987San Diego PadresTeam Payroll351,273,904-31296++344,90660,0004,033,998
1988Chicago CubsTeam Payroll361,331,532-37495++392,10762,5005,365,530
1989New York YankeesTeam Payroll3768,000-6083121429,80262,5005,433,530
1989San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll3768,000-6083021429,80262,5005,433,530
1991Texas RangersTeam Payroll39100,000-62034-742,231100,0005,533,530
1992Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll40300,000-4282447962,245109,0005,833,530
1993Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll41325,000-4331952968,431109,0006,158,530
1994Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll4250,000-85638-957,101109,0006,208,530
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red