Goslin, Goose

Leon Allen Goslin
Born: October 16, 1900, Salem, New Jersey
Died: May 15, 1971, Bridgeton, New Jersey
Played For: 
Washington Senators (1921-1930, 1933, 1938), St. Louis Browns (1930-1932), Detroit Tigers (1934-1937)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1968

Burly and strong-armed, Leon Goose Goslin swung the bat with Ruthian effort and forged a reputation as a powerful clutch-hitter. He spearheaded his teams to five American League pennants -- three with the Senators and two with the Tigers. He drove in 100 or more runs on 11 occasions and hit .300 or better 11 times, compiling a .316 lifetime average and 2,735 hits. He led the Senators to a World Series title in 1924 with a .344 average and three home runs.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Goose Goslin is the only man to have played in each of the 19 World Series games featuring the Washington Senators?
He dented that right-field wall in Griffith Stadium and knocked a lot of them over it. It didn't make any difference if the pitcher was left- or right-handed or threw a fastball or a changeup. If they tried to sneak one by Goose, he'd tag it.
Bucky Harris