Goose Gossage Signed on This Date in 1984 by Padres

January 6, 2017

  The history of the San Diego Padres was forever changed on this date 23 years ago, as the team signed free agent Rich “Goose” Gossage. On January 6th 1984, the San Diego Padres won the sweepstakes for the ace reliever. Although the Padres did not offer the most money or service years, the veteran reliever wanted a chance to help guide a developing franchise. He chose the Padres. Gossage…


Padres Special: Remembering the 1984 N.L. Champion San Diego Padres

February 4, 2016

The 1984 San Diego Padres were not only the first team in franchise history to reach the World Series, but they were the first play-off team in the history of the franchise. The city of San Diego was in love with baseball and Padres fever was running rampant over America’s Finest City. I was eight years old in 1984, and a huge baseball fan. I already loved the game, but…


Padres Special: Craig Kimbrel Latest in History of Great Closers for San Diego Padres

April 15, 2015

I am not sure if any other team has a history of closers like the San Diego Padres. The Padres have two relievers in Rollie Fingers and Goose Gossage presently in the Baseball Hall-Of-Fame. Trevor Hoffman is sure to be included once eligible in 2016. The vote is this summer and hopefully Hoffman will be included with long time great Ken Griffey Jr. With Hoffman’s induction, that would give the…