Votes are in and the National Baseball Hall of Fame will be inducting Rich "Goose" Gossage at their 2008 ceremony in Cooperstown.
Goose Gossage will be joining one of his former managers, Mr. Dick Williams, as well as former team owners Walter O'Malley and Barney Dreyfuss. These men will be joining the distinguished former commissioner Bowie Kuhn. If I remember correctly, Billy Southworth, a former Cardinal (player and manager) is also being inducted.
In a year when the MLB can't seem to catch a break it is refreshing to see a player like Gossage gaining entrance into the hall of fame.
Gossage will be the lone entry this year which surprised me. I was sure it was going to be the year of Jack Morris or Dale Murphy. However, Goose is one of few relief pitchers in the Hall and justifiably so. For more information on the career of Goose Gossage please see his baseball reference page.
The Goose is certainly golden today. Congrats to baseball for making a wise choice in a time of unfortunate pitfalls.