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Gossage to be guest celebrity at Hot Springs Baseball Weekend

by From staff reports | January 19, 2021 at 12:06 p.m.
Pitching legend and Hall of Famer Goose Gossage will be a celebrity guest at Fourth Annual Hot Springs Baseball Weekend, Aug. 27–28. Photo, by Getty Images, is courtesy of Visit Hot Springs.

Hall of Famer Goose Gossage will be a guest celebrity at the Fourth Annual Hot Springs Baseball Weekend Aug. 27–29 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

He will join former Cardinals centerfielder Jim Edmonds in greeting fans and participating in other activities scheduled as part of the weekend, which celebrates Hot Springs' status as The Birthplace of Major League Baseball Springs Training, Visit Hot Springs, the event's sponsor, said in a news release on Tuesday.

Gossage pitched for the Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees and San Diego Padres and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.

According to a biography from Visit Hot Springs, Gossage, a nine-time All-Star, retired after the 1994 season, finishing his 22-year big league career with nine different big league clubs.

His lifetime statistics included a 124-107 record, 3.01 ERA, 1,002 games, 310 saves, 1,809.1 innings pitched and 1,502 strikeouts.

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