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Posted by: Jack Curry on Apr 9, 2014 at 12:41:58 PM

In the latest episode, Hall of Famer Goose Gossage talks about his work with the Yankees during spring training, what to expect from the post-Mariano Rivera bullpen and the power of intimidation.

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Posted by: Jack Curry on May 3, 2011 at 03:19:26 PM

In Goose Gossage’s first appearance for the Yankees in 1978 he surrendered a game-winning homer to Richie Zisk in the ninth inning. The Rangers walked away with a 2-1 win and Gossage, who was New York’s splashy free agent signing and the reliever given Sparky Lyle’s closer job, stalked off the mound in anger.

In Gossage’s second outing with the Yankees, he couldn’t hold a 3-1 lead. He gave up another homer as the Brewers prevailed, 5-3. Gossage simmered, knowing how badly he wanted to have a stellar start as a Yankee. Billy Martin, Gossage presumed, was muttering about this lousy new guy.

In Gossage’s third game with the Yankees, he improved. Well, sort of. He was nicked for a homer for the third straight game, but that was the only run he allowed in 3

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