Leon Allen (Goose) Goslin
2x World Series Champion
National Baseball Hall of Fame
Leon Allen “Goose” Goslin
Detroit Tigers Player (1934 – 1937)
Goose Goslin was born in Salem, New Jersey and left home at age 16 to play on a touring semi-pro baseball circuit and by age 19 had moved on to the Minor Leagues. He was signed by the Washington Senators and made his Major League debut at age 20. Over the next few seasons, Goslin established himself as one of the standouts in the league helping the Senators appear in two World Series, winning the championship in 1924. Goslin had a few more outstanding seasons, winning the batting title in 1928 with a .379 average, before he was traded to the St. Louis Browns and then on to the Detroit Tigers. He played four seasons with the Tigers and helped them win two A.L. pennants and one World Series championship. During his career, Goslin appeared in 2,287 games, compiled a .316 career batting average, 2,735 hits, 248 home runs, 1,482 runs and 1,609 RBI. Goose Goslin was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1968, in 1999 was selected as one of the greatest 100 players of All-time and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1965. He passed away on May 15, 1971 at 70 years of age.