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RICH GOSSAGE

MLB  Retired     |   Played: 1970-1994
Positions
P-1002, DH-1
Born
July 5, 1951  (63.019)
Place
Ht/Wt
6-3 / 217
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
High School
Wasson  (Colorado Springs,CO)
College:
Drafted:
Chicago White Sox:  1970-9-198 (June-Reg) 
Full Name
Richard Michael Gossage 
TBC Player ID
12043
MLB Debut
April 16, 1972  (20.286)
Uncle of Kevin Gossage, Father of Todd Gossage

Control
49
K-Rating
87
Efficiency
74
vsPower
74

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OFF THE FIELD
YearLeagueAward Description 
1975MLB-ALAL Cy Young Award (Voting Rank: #6) 
 MLB-ALAL MVP (Voting Rank: #17) 
 MLB-ALPlayed in MLB All-Star Game (AL) 
1976MLB-ALPlayed in MLB All-Star Game (AL) 
1977MLB-NLPlayed in MLB All-Star Game (NL) 
1978MLB-ALAL Cy Young Award (Voting Rank: #5) 
 MLB-ALAL MVP (Voting Rank: #13) 
 MLB-ALAL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year 
 MLB-NLPlayed in MLB All-Star Game (NL) 
1980MLB-ALAL Cy Young Award (Voting Rank: #3) 
 MLB-ALAL MVP (Voting Rank: #3) 
 MLB-ALPlayed in MLB All-Star Game (AL) 
1981MLB-ALAL Cy Young Award (Voting Rank: #5) 
 MLB-ALAL MVP (Voting Rank: #9) 
 MLB-NLPlayed in MLB All-Star Game (NL) 
1982MLB-NLPlayed in MLB All-Star Game (NL) 
1984MLB-NLNL Cy Young Award (Voting Rank: #5) 
 MLB-NLNL MVP (Voting Rank: #13) 
 MLB-NLPlayed in MLB All-Star Game (NL) 
1985MLB-NLPlayed in MLB All-Star Game (NL) 
2000MLBHall of Fame Ballot Voting (166 votes - 33.27%) 
2001MLBHall of Fame Ballot Voting (228 votes - 44.27%) 
2002MLBHall of Fame Ballot Voting (203 votes - 43.01%) 
2003MLBHall of Fame Ballot Voting (209 votes - 42.14%) 
2004MLBHall of Fame Ballot Voting (206 votes - 40.74%) 
2005MLBHall of Fame Ballot Voting (285 votes - 55.2%) 
2006MLBHall of Fame Ballot Voting (336 votes - 64.6%) 
2007MLBHall of Fame Ballot Voting (388 votes - 71.2%) 
2008MLBElected to Hall of Fame (466 votes - 85.8%) 


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