Jim Gosger

James Charles Gosger
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: November 6, 1942 in Port Huron, MI
Signed: 1962 by the Boston Red Sox
Acquired: purchased from the Seattle Pilots, September 1969
Departed: traded to the San Francisco Giants with
Bob Heise for Ray Sadecki and Dave Marshall, December 1969
Acquired: traded from the Montreal Expos for Curtis Brown, Arsenio Diaz, Billy Carthel, and Don Koonce, December 1971
Departed: released, October 1974

 

A little-known fact: Jim Gosger was part of the Mets' squad in both 1969 and 1973, the first two times that they went to the World Series. He also played for the Athletics during their first year in Oakland, the Seattle Pilots the only season they existed, and joined the expansion Montreal Expos in only their second season. Another little-known fact, and one that almost defies explanation: toward the end of his career, the Mets actually traded four players to reacquire him. Four! Here he is on his 1967 Topps card.

  

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BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1963 Bos AL  19   16   3   1  0  0  0   0   1  0  0   5   3   0   0  0 .211 .063 .063
1965 Bos AL  81  324  45  83 15  4  9  35 133  3  1  61  29   2   1  3 .318 .410 .256
1966 2teams 128  398  50  93 18  1 10  44 143  5  4  73  52   2   5  1 .325 .359 .234
1967 K C AL 134  356  31  86 14  5  5  36 125  5  7  69  53   0   3  4 .337 .351 .242
1968 Oak AL  88  150   7  27  1  1  0   5  30  4  0  21  17   0   1  1 .262 .200 .180
1969 2teams  49   70   4   8  4  1  1   2  17  2  1  17   7   0   2  0 .195 .243 .114
1970 Mon NL  91  274  38  72 11  2  5  37 102  5  3  35  35   1   2  0 .348 .372 .263
1971 Mon NL  51  102   7  16  2  2  0   8  22  1  1  17   9   1   2  1 .230 .216 .157
1973 *METS*  38   92   9  22  2  0  0  10  24  0  1  16   9   0   0  1 .304 .261 .239
1974 *METS*  26   33   3   3  0  0  0   0   3  0  0   2   3   0   1  0 .167 .091 .091
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METS TOTALS  74  140  12  27  4  0  0  11  31  0  1  24  13   0   1  1 .260 .221 .193
OTHER CLUBS 631 1675 185 384 63 16 30 166 569 25 17 292 204   6  16 10 .313 .340 .229
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CAREER TOTS 705 1815 197 411 67 16 30 177 600 25 18 316 217   6  17 11 .309 .331 .226

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1966 Bos AL  40  126  16  32  4  0  5  17  51  0  1  20  15   0   2  0 .333 .405 .254
1966 K C AL  88  272  34  61 14  1  5  27  92  5  3  53  37   2   3  1 .321 .338 .224
1969 Sea AL  39   55   4   6  2  1  1   1  13  2  1  11   6   0   2  0 .197 .236 .109
1969 *METS*  10   15   0   2  2  0  0   1   4  0  0   6   1   0   0  0 .188 .267 .133

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This is a list of the Jim Gosger cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.

1966 Topps #114

1967 Topps #17

1968 Topps #343

1969 Topps #482a

1971 Topps #284

1991 WIZ Mets #147

2013 Caesars 1973 Mets (eight of clubs)

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