Rich “Goose” Gossage reminded me of a very nasty version of Mariano Rivera when he was with the Yankees. He burst onto the scene with the Yankees in 1978. Gossage pitched in 63 games (0 starts) for the Yankees in 1978 and he was 10-11 with 27 saves, a 2.01 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. The Goose only gave up 87 hits in an amazing 134 1/3 innings for the Yanks back in 1978 as he was nearly unhittable. Gossage pitched in 319 games (0 starts) in his seven years with the Yankees and he was 42-28 with 151 saves, a 2.14 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. He only gave up 390 hits in 533 innings for the Yankees while whiffing 512 batters. Gossage is the Yankees’ all-time leader in ERA (2.14). He is also #3 in saves (151) and #2 in WHIP (1.08) in team history. The Goose made it to 4 All-Star Teams with the Yankees and he also was elected into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 2008.