January 08, 2008

The First Goose Ever in Cooperstown

Actually, the second... Goose Goslin was voted in in '68.

Goose Gossage was the lone player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame today, with only Jim Rice coming especially close.

I can't argue with Gossage getting in, from what I reminder he was a pretty dominant reliever and the numbers certainly bear that out. I've become a convert for Bert Blyleven (and against Jack Morris), but neither of them, of course, got in either.

Meanwhile, I'm sort of curious who gave Chuck Knoblauch his one vote.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 8, 2008 04:28 PM

I've often thought that voters who vote "yes" on a player who gets less than 2% of the vote should lose their voting rights. Any writer who looked at Chuck Knoblauch and thought he was a Hall of Fame player clearly has deficient judgement.

Posted by: Tainted Bill at January 9, 2008 08:11 AM
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