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Goose Goslin

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Personal Info
Birth October 16, 1900, Salem, New Jersey
Death: May 15, 1971, Bridgeton, New Jersey
Professional Career
Debut September 16, 1921, Washington Senators vs. Cleveland Indians, Griffith Stadium
Team(s) As Player
HOF induction: 1968
Career Highlights
  • All Star: 1936
  • Led league in batting average: 1928 (.379)
  • Led league in RBIs: 1924 (129)
  • Career batting average: .316
  • Career home runs: 248


Leon Allen Goslin (October 16, 1900May 15, 1971), better known as Goose Goslin, was a left fielder in Major League Baseball known for his powerful left-handed swing and dependable clutch hitting. He played eighteen seasons with the Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, and Detroit Tigers, from 1921 until 1938. October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... The word Salem can have many meanings. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Bridgeton is the name of several places in the United States of America: Bridgeton Township, Michigan Bridgeton, Missouri Bridgeton, North Carolina Bridgeton, New Jersey Bridgeton Township, Pennsylvania Also, spelled differently: Bridgton, Maine Bridgeton is also the name of a place in Scotland: Bridgeton, Glasgow This is a disambiguation page &#8212... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Washington Senators can refer to: an American League baseball team based in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1960, mostly at Griffith Stadium, that moved to Minneapolis-St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1948 â€¢ 1920 AL Pennants (5) 1997 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1954 â€¢ 1948 1920 Central Division titles (6) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 1996 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In... Griffith Stadium was a sports stadium that stood in Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1965, at the corner of Georgia Avenue and W Street, NW. An earlier wooden baseball park that stood on the site, National Park, was built in 1891, was destroyed by a fire in March 1911... Washington Senators can refer to: an American League baseball team based in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1960, mostly at Griffith Stadium, that moved to Minneapolis-St. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1921 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1930 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Oriole Park at Camden Yards (1992-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1983, 1970, 1966 AL Pennants (7) 1983, 1979, 1971, 1970 1969, 1966, 1944 East Division titles (8) 1997, 1983, 1979, 1974 1973... The following are the baseball events of the year 1930 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1932 throughout the world. ... Washington Senators can refer to: an American League baseball team based in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1960, mostly at Griffith Stadium, that moved to Minneapolis-St. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1933 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (9) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1940 1935 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1908 1907 Central Division titles (0... The following are the baseball events of the year 1934 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1937 throughout the world. ... Washington Senators can refer to: an American League baseball team based in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1960, mostly at Griffith Stadium, that moved to Minneapolis-St. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1938 throughout the world. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... The following are the baseball events of the year 1968 throughout the world. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (1982-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1924 AL Pennants (6) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1933 1925 â€¢ 1924 Central Division titles (3) 2004 â€¢ 2003 â€¢ 2002 West Division titles (4... (For the 1901-02 American League team known as the Baltimore Orioles, see New York Yankees. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (9) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1940 1935 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1908 1907 Central Division titles (0... The following are the baseball events of the year 1921 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1938 throughout the world. ...

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Playing career

Baseball Hall of Fame
Goose Goslin
is a member of
the Baseball
Hall of Fame

Born in Salem, New Jersey, Goslin broke into the Majors with the Washington Senators in 1921 and played his first full season in 1923, batting .300 with 9 home runs and 99 RBI. He was discovered by legendary baseball promoter, Joe Engel, who managed the Chattanooga Lookouts at Engel Stadium. He established himself as one of the league's premier run producers the following season, batting .344 and driving in 129 runs. He led the Senators to their first World Series championship that season; he contributed 3 home runs and 7 RBI in the series. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 915 KB) Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, Feb. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... The City of Salem highlighted in Salem County. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (1982-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1924 AL Pennants (6) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1933 1925 â€¢ 1924 Central Division titles (3) 2004 â€¢ 2003 â€¢ 2002 West Division titles (4... See also: 1922 in sports, other events of 1923, 1924 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing First 24 hours of Le Mans won by André Lagache and René Leonard Baseball (Major League) The New York Yankees win their third American League pennant, and win the... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... The Chattanooga Lookouts are a minor league baseball team based near Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. They are named for nearby Lookout Mountain. ... Engel Stadium is a baseball field located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...


Goslin continued his productivity consistently throughout his career, driving in 100 or more runs 11 times and hitting .300 or higher 11 times, while playing for the Senators (1921 - 1930, 1933, 1938), St. Louis Browns (1930 - 1932) and Detroit Tigers (1934 - 1937). He won his second and final World Series with the Tigers in 1935 and finished his career with a .316 average, 248 home runs, 1609 RBI (24th overall) and 175 stolen bases. See also: 1929 in sports, other events of 1930, 1931 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Basketball The South American Basketball Championship 1930, won by Uruguay, is the first major international basketball championship. ... See also: 1932 in sports, 1934 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball New York Giants defeat Washington Senators in the World Series, 4-1. ... See also: 1937 in sports, other events of 1938, 1939 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball World Series: New York Yankees defeat the Chicago Cubs, 4-0. ... (For the 1901-02 American League team known as the Baltimore Orioles, see New York Yankees. ... See also: 1931 in sports, 1933 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball Brooklyns major league baseball team, known informally until now as the Superbas, the Robins, or the Trolley Dodgers, officially selects the name Brooklyn Dodgers. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (9) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1940 1935 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1908 1907 Central Division titles (0... See also: 1933 in sports, 1935 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball July 10 - In the second Major League Baseball All-Star Game, played at the Polo Grounds in New York City, left-handed pitcher Carl Hubbell sets a record by striking out Babe Ruth, Lou... See also: 1936 in sports, other events of 1937, 1938 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing Wally Parks founds the Road Runners Club, considered to be the start of organized drag racing. ... See also: 1934 in sports, 1936 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball On May 25, Babe Ruth has a last hurrah, hitting three home runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the pitcher is delivering the ball to home plate. ...


During his career, Goslin was known for having a very outgoing, and sometimes annoying personality, which is how he earned his nickname, "Goose". He was loved by the media because he gave good quotes but was disliked by his peers on the baseball diamond.


Goslin was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1968. He was one of three players born in New Jersey to be elected to the Hall of Fame, and one of five to have attended school in the State – in each case, the only one from the southern part of the State. In 1999, he ranked Number 89 on The Sporting News list of Baseball's Greatest Players, and was nominated as a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. He also holds the record for most home runs hit at Yankee Stadium by an opposing player (32). The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... See also: 1967 in sports, other events of 1968, 1969 in sports and the list of years in sports. // General sporting events 1968 Summer Olympics takes place in Mexico City, Mexico United States wins the most medals (107), and the most gold medals (45). ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... In 1998, The Sporting News compiled a list of Baseballs Greatest Players. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The exterior of the Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ...


He died in Bridgeton, New Jersey, and is buried in the Baptist Cemetery, Salem, New Jersey. Bridgeton highlighted in Cumberland County. ...

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In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... Listed below are the Major League Baseball players who have hit three (3) home runs over consecutive innings: Categories: Baseball records | Lists of sportspersons ...

External links

Preceded by:
Harry Heilmann
American League Batting Champion
1928
Succeeded by:
Lew Fonseca

  Results from FactBites:
 
Goose Goslin - definition of Goose Goslin in Encyclopedia (224 words)
Leon Allen Goslin (October 16, 1900 - May 15, 1971), better known as Goose Goslin, was a Major League Baseball player known for his powerful left-handed swing and dependable clutch hitting.
Goslin broke into the Majors with the Washington Senators in 1921 and played his first full season in 1923, batting.300 with 9 home runs and 99 RBI.
Goslin was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1968.
Autograph Analysis and Signing Habits of Hall of Fame Outfielder Leon ''Goose'' Goslin (1510 words)
His nickname "Goose" derived from when he flapped his arms chasing flyballs, however when interviewed later in life, he pointed out that the alliteration was a natural, a gosling being a small goose.
On December 10, 1940, Goslin married Marion Wallace and resided on a 66-acre plot at Bayside in Bridgeton, NJ.
Goose, as he would refer to himself, was a cordial signer in person and through the mail either at the ballpark or at home.
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