Goose Goslin

Appearing briefly with the 1921 Washington Senators, Goose Goslin became a regular player the following year, the first of seven straight in which he hit better than .300.  He appeared in five World Series, but none were as incredible as his first, in 1924.  Behind Walter Johnson, the Senators won their only World Championship with Goslin batting .344 and hitting three home runs in the seven game victory over the New York Giants.  He led the league in batting in 1928, hitting an incredible .379. After 1930, he spent the remaining eight years of his career splitting time between the St. Louis Browns and Detroit Tigers, plus two one year stops back with the Senators.  He continued to hit above or near .300 until 1937 and when he retired after the following season he had a lifetime batting average of .316 and 2735 hits.

Goslin delivered the walk-off hit in the bottom of the 9th of the sixth game of the 1935 World Series, securing the Championship for the Tigers over the Chicago Cubs.

Goose Goslin

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July 4, 2011

Salem, NJ

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