The Hall of Fame will be getting it's second Goose later this year.
This is my best card of Gossage: nice red White Sox uni, classic pitching pose (behind the batting cage).
In 1975, Gossage pitched 142 innings of relief. Rivera has topped 100 just once and Hoffman has never gone above 90. I just found out that Goose actually started in 1976, going 9-17 (15 complete games) for a bad Sox team that only won 64 games.
Rickey is a lock next year and Rice needs about 16 more votes. I love the Hall of Fame and all the debates this time of year. Bill Simmons wrote a cool article on the Hall of Fame in 2002 and Rob Neyer is great if you are an espn insider or just a stathead.