Five Questions With Jim Gosger (Oakland Athletics)

Jim Gosger

Today’s installment of Five Questions features Jim Gosger, a lefty from Port Huron, Michigan, who spent the majority of his ten seasons in the majors as a reserve outfielder. Over the course of a select few seasons, Gosger was involved in several interesting baseball scenarios. When his Kansas City squad packed their bags in 1968, he played in the franchise’s first season in Oakland. Then, he was selected in the 1969 expansion draft by the Seattle Pilots, and he played 39 games in their only MLB season (the team would eventually move and become the Brewers). Finally, before the end of the 1969 season, he was traded and played 10 games for the eventual World Series champion “Miracle Mets” (although he did not log any time in the World Series). Over this past week, Jim was nice enough to answer a short series of questions for me through the mail.

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