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Portrait of Rich Gossage

Rich Gossage PYankees

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
22 1809.3 124 107 310 1502 3.01 23.4
Birth Date7-5-1951
Height6' 3"
Weight180 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1972 CHA 20 36 1 80.0 3.0 77.0 7 1 2 2 0 0 352 72 44 38 2 94 44 41 4 57 4.28 2.97 3.41 3.5 0.2
1973 CHA 21 20 4 49.7 18.3 31.3 0 4 0 2 2 0 232 57 44 41 9 94 37 35 3 33 7.43 6.02 6.65 -6.4 -0.7
1974 CHA 22 39 3 89.3 11.7 77.7 4 6 1 3 0 0 397 92 45 41 4 116 47 40 2 64 4.13 3.37 4.16 8.5 0.9
1975 CHA 23 62 0 141.7 0.0 141.7 9 8 26 8 3 0 583 99 32 29 3 124 70 55 5 130 1.84 2.59 2.94 32.4 3.5
1976 CHA 24 31 29 224.0 219.7 4.3 9 17 1 1 16 3 956 214 104 98 16 312 90 87 9 135 3.94 3.67 4.14 10.4 1.2
1977 PIT 25 72 0 133.0 0.0 133.0 11 9 26 10 0 0 523 78 27 24 9 116 49 43 2 151 1.62 2.49 2.79 31.6 3.2
1978 NYA 26 63 0 134.3 0.0 134.3 10 11 27 12 2 0 543 87 41 30 9 134 59 51 2 122 2.01 2.97 3.46 13.6 1.5
1979 NYA 27 36 0 58.3 0.0 58.3 5 3 18 3 0 0 234 48 18 17 5 72 19 15 0 41 2.62 3.45 4.08 6.1 0.6
1980 NYA 28 64 0 99.0 0.0 99.0 6 2 33 4 0 0 401 74 29 25 5 109 37 34 1 103 2.27 2.49 2.60 23.7 2.5
1981 NYA 29 32 0 46.7 0.0 46.7 3 2 20 3 0 0 173 22 6 4 2 31 14 13 1 48 0.77 2.00 3.08 5.1 0.6
1982 NYA 30 56 0 93.0 0.0 93.0 4 5 30 9 0 0 356 63 23 23 5 94 28 23 0 102 2.23 2.10 1.91 28.1 3.0
1983 NYA 31 57 0 87.3 0.0 87.3 13 5 22 13 0 0 367 82 27 22 5 110 25 20 1 90 2.27 2.40 2.44 25.8 2.7
1984 SDN 32 62 0 102.3 0.0 102.3 10 6 25 11 0 0 412 75 34 33 6 107 36 32 1 84 2.90 3.00 3.78 8.7 0.9
1985 SDN 33 50 0 79.0 0.0 79.0 5 3 26 6 0 0 308 64 21 16 1 77 17 16 1 52 1.82 2.15 2.85 14.7 1.5
1986 SDN 34 45 0 64.7 0.0 64.7 5 7 21 11 0 0 281 69 36 32 8 106 20 20 2 63 4.45 3.43 4.18 3.7 0.3
1987 SDN 35 40 0 52.0 0.0 52.0 5 4 11 6 0 0 217 47 18 18 4 74 19 13 0 44 3.12 3.27 3.82 5.8 0.6
1988 CHN 36 46 0 43.7 0.0 43.7 4 4 13 11 0 0 194 50 23 21 3 70 15 10 3 30 4.33 3.46 4.59 0.6 0.1
1989 NYA 37 11 0 14.3 0.0 14.3 1 0 1 0 0 0 56 14 6 6 0 19 3 2 1 6 3.77 2.85 3.57 2.2 0.2
1989 SFN 37 31 0 43.7 0.0 43.7 2 1 4 1 0 0 182 32 16 13 2 45 27 24 0 24 2.68 4.01 5.40 -3.1 -0.4
1991 TEX 39 44 0 40.3 0.0 40.3 4 2 1 4 0 0 167 33 16 16 4 53 16 15 3 28 3.57 4.22 5.04 -0.0 -0.0
1992 OAK 40 30 0 38.0 0.0 38.0 0 2 0 1 0 0 163 32 13 12 5 49 19 15 2 26 2.84 4.79 4.96 0.6 0.1
1993 OAK 41 39 0 47.7 0.0 47.7 4 5 1 3 0 0 213 49 24 24 6 82 26 24 1 40 4.53 4.66 4.68 4.2 0.4
1994 SEA 42 36 0 47.3 0.0 47.3 3 0 1 0 0 0 197 44 23 22 6 77 15 14 3 29 4.18 4.76 5.09 5.1 0.5
Career1002371809.3252.71556.71241073101242337507149767060511921657326424715023.013.173.65224.723.4

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1972 CHA MLB 36 1 80.0 3.41 103 .268 .239 .299 .344 .251 .286 101 5.9 0.7 3.5 0.2
1973 CHA MLB 20 4 49.7 6.65 46 .331 .263 .327 .388 .266 .320 100 -6.4 -0.7 -6.4 -0.7
1974 CHA MLB 39 3 89.3 4.16 104 .265 .254 .315 .356 .255 .314 105 8.5 0.9 8.5 0.9
1975 CHA MLB 62 0 141.7 2.94 135 .209 .258 .326 .380 .262 .256 105 32.4 3.5 32.4 3.5
1976 CHA MLB 31 29 224.0 4.14 95 .263 .254 .317 .361 .261 .281 98 10.4 1.2 10.4 1.2
1977 PIT MLB 72 0 133.0 2.79 138 .192 .261 .327 .398 .259 .221 103 30.3 3.1 31.6 3.2
1978 NYA MLB 63 0 134.3 3.46 116 .223 .259 .322 .390 .261 .222 97 13.6 1.5 13.6 1.5
1979 NYA MLB 36 0 58.3 4.08 109 .231 .274 .338 .422 .272 .254 95 6.1 0.6 6.1 0.6
1980 NYA MLB 64 0 99.0 2.60 141 .227 .271 .333 .405 .269 .271 97 23.7 2.5 23.7 2.5
1981 NYA MLB 32 0 46.7 3.08 118 .174 .259 .323 .384 .267 .185 92 5.1 0.6 5.1 0.6
1982 NYA MLB 56 0 93.0 1.91 157 .198 .263 .324 .407 .264 .262 98 28.1 3.0 28.1 3.0
1983 NYA MLB 57 0 87.3 2.44 144 .244 .270 .331 .409 .271 .313 96 25.8 2.7 25.8 2.7
1984 SDN MLB 62 0 102.3 3.78 105 .212 .264 .328 .385 .264 .242 97 8.6 0.9 8.7 0.9
1985 SDN MLB 50 0 79.0 2.85 126 .200 .255 .323 .378 .257 .266 95 15.1 1.6 14.7 1.5
1986 SDN MLB 45 0 64.7 4.18 100 .277 .263 .333 .397 .264 .324 100 5.1 0.5 3.7 0.3
1987 SDN MLB 40 0 52.0 3.82 114 .249 .265 .330 .413 .260 .287 98 6.3 0.6 5.8 0.6
1988 CHN MLB 46 0 43.7 4.59 84 .280 .255 .316 .370 .259 .329 102 0.8 0.1 0.6 0.1
1989 NYA MLB 11 0 14.3 3.57 123 .236 .266 .331 .391 .269 .304 106 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
1989 SFN MLB 31 0 43.7 5.40 63 .245 .248 .312 .365 .256 .233 100 -2.8 -0.3 -3.1 -0.4
1991 TEX MLB 44 0 40.3 5.04 89 .248 .251 .318 .386 .260 .250 101 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
1991 OKL AAA 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 OAK MLB 30 0 38.0 4.96 83 .258 .262 .329 .402 .268 .243 98 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
1993 OAK MLB 39 0 47.7 4.68 98 .285 .266 .332 .408 .262 .307 97 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
1994 SEA MLB 36 0 47.3 5.09 104 .248 .274 .346 .430 .268 .264 101 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1972 CHA MLB 7 1 2 36 1 80.0 72 44 57 2 54% .286 8.1 5.0 0.2 6.4 1.45 4.28 3.5 0.2
1973 CHA MLB 0 4 0 20 4 49.7 57 37 33 9 53% .320 10.3 6.7 1.6 6.0 1.89 7.43 -6.4 -0.7
1974 CHA MLB 4 6 1 39 3 89.3 92 47 64 4 51% .314 9.3 4.7 0.4 6.4 1.56 4.13 8.5 0.9
1975 CHA MLB 9 8 26 62 0 141.7 99 70 130 3 52% .256 6.3 4.4 0.2 8.3 1.19 1.84 32.4 3.5
1976 CHA MLB 9 17 1 31 29 224.0 214 90 135 16 48% .281 8.6 3.6 0.6 5.4 1.36 3.94 10.4 1.2
1977 PIT MLB 11 9 26 72 0 133.0 78 49 151 9 43% .221 5.3 3.3 0.6 10.2 0.95 1.62 31.6 3.2
1978 NYA MLB 10 11 27 63 0 134.3 87 59 122 9 49% .222 5.8 4.0 0.6 8.2 1.09 2.01 13.6 1.5
1979 NYA MLB 5 3 18 36 0 58.3 48 19 41 5 41% .254 7.4 2.9 0.8 6.3 1.15 2.62 6.1 0.6
1980 NYA MLB 6 2 33 64 0 99.0 74 37 103 5 45% .271 6.7 3.4 0.5 9.4 1.12 2.27 23.7 2.5
1981 NYA MLB 3 2 20 32 0 46.7 22 14 48 2 42% .185 4.2 2.7 0.4 9.3 0.77 0.77 5.1 0.6
1982 NYA MLB 4 5 30 56 0 93.0 63 28 102 5 39% .262 6.1 2.7 0.5 9.9 0.98 2.23 28.1 3.0
1983 NYA MLB 13 5 22 57 0 87.3 82 25 90 5 33% .313 8.5 2.6 0.5 9.3 1.23 2.27 25.8 2.7
1984 SDN MLB 10 6 25 62 0 102.3 75 36 84 6 35% .242 6.6 3.2 0.5 7.4 1.08 2.90 8.7 0.9
1985 SDN MLB 5 3 26 50 0 79.0 64 17 52 1 37% .266 7.3 1.9 0.1 5.9 1.03 1.82 14.7 1.5
1986 SDN MLB 5 7 21 45 0 64.7 69 20 63 8 44% .324 9.6 2.8 1.1 8.8 1.38 4.45 3.7 0.3
1987 SDN MLB 5 4 11 40 0 52.0 47 19 44 4 40% .287 8.1 3.3 0.7 7.6 1.27 3.12 5.8 0.6
1988 CHN MLB 4 4 13 46 0 43.7 50 15 30 3 44% .329 10.3 3.1 0.6 6.2 1.49 4.33 0.6 0.1
1989 SFN MLB 2 1 4 31 0 43.7 32 27 24 2 47% .233 6.6 5.6 0.4 4.9 1.35 2.68 -3.1 -0.4
1989 NYA MLB 1 0 1 11 0 14.3 14 3 6 0 48% .304 8.8 1.9 0.0 3.8 1.19 3.77 2.2 0.2
1991 TEX MLB 4 2 1 44 0 40.3 33 16 28 4 42% .250 7.4 3.6 0.9 6.2 1.21 3.57 -0.0 -0.0
1991 OKL AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 2 1 3 1 0% .000 9.0 4.5 4.5 13.5 1.50 18.00 0.0 0.0
1992 OAK MLB 0 2 0 30 0 38.0 32 19 26 5 39% .243 7.6 4.5 1.2 6.2 1.34 2.84 0.6 0.1
1993 OAK MLB 4 5 1 39 0 47.7 49 26 40 6 45% .307 9.3 4.9 1.1 7.6 1.57 4.53 4.2 0.4
1994 SEA MLB 3 0 1 36 0 47.3 44 15 29 6 46% .264 8.4 2.9 1.1 5.5 1.25 4.18 5.1 0.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1993-08-28 1993-09-29 15-DL 32 30 Right Wrist Fracture Fall In Clubhouse - -
1992-07-19 1992-10-15 60-DL 88 72 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1991-08-05 1991-09-02 15-DL 28 28 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
1991-06-17 1991-07-12 15-DL 25 21 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
1989-06-16 1989-07-02 15-DL 16 15 - Neck Soreness - -
1987-04-06 1987-05-05 15-DL 29 27 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1985-08-01 1985-09-02 32 28 Right Knee Surgery Cartilage 1985-08-01 -
1979-04-19 1979-07-12 84 77 Right Thumb Sprain Torn Ligaments In Clubhouse Fight - -

Compensation

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Transaction Analysis Blog: A's Acquire PurceyR.J. Anderson2011-04-18
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Prospectus Hit and Run: Trevor Hoffman and the Coming WaveJay Jaffe2011-01-13
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)my prediction: Goose in. Rice misses by an extremely small margin. Much, much bleating commences over the voters who submitted blanks to protest roids users, thus depriving the "deserving" pre-roids slugger.
(TomH from Lexington Park MD)
The Goose is Loose! He gets 85.8 percent, and he's the only one who gets in on this ballot.

Rice falls just shy at 72.2 percent, setting him up for a 15th-year push.

Raines 24.3 percent. Oh is that ugly.

Player Total Votes Percentage Rich Gossage 466 85.8% Jim Rice 392 72.2% Andre Dawson 358 65.9% Bert Blyleven 336 61.9% Lee Smith 235 43.3% Jack Morris 233 42.9% Tommy John 158 29.1% Tim Raines 132 24.3% Mark McGwire 128 23.6% Alan Trammell 99 18.2% Dave Concepcion 88 16.2% Don Mattingly 86 15.8% Dave Parker 82 15.1% Dale Murphy 75 13.8% Harold Baines 28 5.2% Rod Beck 2 0.4% Travis Fryman 2 0.4% Robb Nen 2 0.4% Shawon Dunston 1 0.2% Chuck Finley 1 0.2% David Justice 1 0.2% Chuck Knoblauch 1 0.2% Todd Stottlemyre 1 0.2%
Jose Rijo 0 0% Brady Anderson 0 0% (Jay Jaffe)


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