Goose Goslin

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Birthday
16, 1900
Birthplace
Salem, NJ
Death Date
May 15, 1971 (70)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
16, 1900
Birthplace
Salem, NJ
Death Date
May 15, 1971 (70)

About

Hall of Fame left fielder who recorded 2,735 hits while batting .316 in his 18-year MLB career which spanned from 1921 to 1938; won World Series Championships with the Washington Senators in 1924 and the Detroit Tigers in 1935.

Before Fame

At the age of 15, he left his New Jersey home to pursue pro ball.

Trivia

His difficulty in judging fly balls led to his nickname 'Goose.' Players said he resembled a bird flapping its wings when he ran after a ball.

Family Life

He was married to Marion Wallace until her death in 1959.

Associated With

Both he and Al Kaline helped lead the Detroit Tigers to World Series Championships during their careers.