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Full Name: Leon Allen Goslin Primary Position: OF
Height/Weight: 5' 11.5"/185 First Game: September 16, 1921
Birthdate: October 16, 1900 Final Game: September 25, 1938
Birthplace: Salem, New Jersey MLB Experience: 18 years
Died: May 15, 1971
Deathplace: Bridgeton, New Jersey
Bat/Throw: Left/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1968


Biography

Goose Goslin (Leon Allen Goslin) was born on October 16, 1900 in Salem, New Jersey. He made his Major League debut on September 16, 1921 for the Washington Senators. In 1922, his rookie year, he hit .324 with 3 home runs and 53 RBI. Goslin played for the Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns and Detroit Tigers over the course of his 18 year career.

Most people believe that Goose Goslin's best season was 1930, when he slugged 37 home runs, hit for a .308 average and knocked in 138 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1921 WAS A 14 50 8 13 1 6 .260 .351 .380 1 1 6 5 1 1 0 0 0
1922 WAS A 101 358 44 116 3 53 .324 .373 .441 19 7 25 26 3 8 4 0 0
1923 WAS A 150 600 86 180 9 99 .300 .347 .453 29 18 40 53 3 13 7 0 0
1924 WAS A 154 579 100 199 12 129 .344 .421 .516 30 17 68 29 9 17 16 0 0
1925 WAS A 150 601 116 201 18 113 .334 .394 .547 34 20 53 50 6 10 26 0 0
1926 WAS A 147 568 105 201 17 108 .354 .425 .542 26 15 63 38 7 18 8 0 0
1927 WAS A 148 581 96 194 13 120 .334 .392 .516 37 15 50 28 5 23 21 0 0
1928 WAS A 135 456 80 173 17 102 .379 .442 .614 36 10 48 19 3 20 16 0 0
1929 WAS A 145 553 82 159 18 91 .288 .366 .461 28 7 66 33 2 18 10 0 0
1930 WAS A 47 188 34 51 7 38 .271 .344 .495 11 5 19 19 2 5 3 0 0
1930 STL A 101 396 81 129 30 100 .326 .400 .652 25 7 48 35 1 9 14 0 0
1930 TOT A 148 584 115 180 37 138 .308 .382 .601 36 12 67 54 3 14 17 0 0
1931 STL A 151 591 114 194 24 105 .328 .412 .555 42 10 80 41 4 0 9 0 0
1932 STL A 150 572 88 171 17 104 .299 .398 .469 28 9 92 35 2 1 12 0 0
1933 WAS A 132 549 97 163 10 64 .297 .348 .452 35 10 42 32 1 7 5 0 0
1934 DET A 151 614 106 187 13 100 .305 .373 .453 38 7 65 38 2 5 5 0 0
1935 DET A 147 590 88 172 9 109 .292 .355 .415 34 6 56 31 2 3 5 0 0
1936 DET A 147 572 122 180 24 125 .315 .403 .526 33 8 85 50 0 3 14 0 0
1937 DET A 79 181 30 43 4 35 .238 .367 .376 11 1 35 18 2 1 0 0 0
1938 WAS A 38 57 6 9 2 8 .158 .262 .316 3 0 8 5 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2287 8656 1483 2735 248 1609 .316 .387 .500 500 173 949 585 55 162 175 0 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1921 WAS A OF 14 0 0 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1922 WAS A OF 92 0 0 197 8 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 .932
1923 WAS A OF 149 0 0 310 26 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1924 WAS A OF 154 0 0 369 12 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1925 WAS A OF 150 0 0 385 24 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1926 WAS A OF 147 0 0 373 25 15 8 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1927 WAS A OF 148 0 0 356 8 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1928 WAS A OF 125 0 0 266 14 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1929 WAS A OF 142 0 0 299 7 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 .968
1930 WAS A OF 47 0 0 72 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .937
1930 STL A OF 101 0 0 237 13 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1930 TOT A LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1930 TOT A OF 148 0 0 309 15 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1931 STL A OF 151 0 0 319 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1932 STL A 3B 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1932 STL A OF 149 0 0 330 16 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 .951
1933 WAS A OF 128 0 0 261 17 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 .965
1934 DET A OF 149 0 0 290 15 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 .953
1935 DET A OF 144 0 0 326 6 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 .965
1936 DET A OF 144 0 0 266 11 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1937 DET A 1B 1 0 0 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .929
1937 DET A OF 40 0 0 81 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1938 WAS A OF 13 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 3B 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total OF 2187 0 0 4792 221 209 47 0 0 0 0 0 .960
Total 1B 1 0 0 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .929

Transactions

  • Sold by Columbia (South Atlantic) to Washington Senators for $7000 (September, 1921).
  • Traded by Washington Senators to St. Louis Browns in exchange for General Crowder and Heinie Manush (June 13, 1930).
  • Traded by St. Louis Browns with Fred Schulte and Lefty Stewart to Washington Senators in exchange for Sam West, Carl Reynolds, Lloyd Brown and $20000 (December 14, 1932).
  • Traded by Washington Senators to Detroit Tigers in exchange for John Stone (December 20, 1933).
  • Released by Detroit Tigers (October 3, 1937).
  • Signed by Washington Senators (April 3, 1938).

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