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08 July 2009

Famous Colorado Springs residents: Rick "Goose" Gossage

Colorado Springs native and pro baseball hall of famer Rick "Goose" Gossage is a big local celebrity. He's very active in the local sporting community, and the city built a sports park/complex in his name over 10 years ago. The Gossage Sports Complex features a couple of baseball diamonds, several soccer fields, a skate park and some BMX trails. It's in use all year round -- not a day goes by when someone isn't making good use of that park!

When I worked at Shewmakers Camera Shop downtown many years ago, Mr. Gossage was a frequent customer. During that time he was playing for either the Yankees or the Rangers, and my co-worker Peter would always get a little starstruck when the Goose dropped in. As for me, I was just awe of his sheer size: 6'-3", about 250 pounds. Goose Gossage is a Great Big Dude. Last year he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and it was in all the news. When the local TV stations interviewed him as the announcement was made, he got really choked up. I thought it was pretty cool to see such a big, macho guy show his emotions like that.

1 comment:

Clytie said...

Sounds like a genuinely nice dude doing some great things in Colorado Springs.