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HOF "Goose" Goslin

August 22, 2010 – The Society for American Baseball Research is a great organization and one of the wonderful projects they have going on is the Baseball Biography Project. One of the many biographies they have completed is about Washington Senator Hall of Famer Leon Allen Goslin, better known as Goose Goslin. Goose was born October 16, 1900 in Salem, New Jersey and passed away on May 15, 1971. Goslin played in the majors for 18 seasons with the Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, and the Detroit Tigers. Goslin was a slugging clutch-hitting outfielder who had some issues judging fly balls and some say that is how he earned the nickname of “Goose”. Goose Goslin was voted in to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by The Veterans Committee in 1968. Here is a quote from Goose Goslin that I borrowed from Baseball-Almanac.com – “It was just a game, that’s all it was. They didn’t have to pay me. I’d have paid them to let me play. Listen, the truth is it was more than fun. It was heaven.” – Goose Goslin. Take some time and read about this Washington Senators legend by clicking here.

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