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Start the latest chapter yankees Red Sox rivalry doesn't make for very good -- in the Big Apple yankees getting swept in a three game series at Fenway.
But there's still a long season ahead you can -- -- the Yankees out.
They are the most successful team in baseball 26 champions.
36 hall of famers and -- Goose Gossage the very latest inductees.
Stop by to tell us about his glory years as a Yankee closer.
And how -- life has changed since joining the hall of fame Goose -- great to have your scoreboard thanks for coming in appreciate my pleasure David just for those who don't know not only are you one of the best relief pitchers of all time which you had I think the best fastball -- all time is -- Is that in doubt.
Well I mean the you know I had a good ruin right up there with the best you -- pitch over a hundred miles an hour are made you if somebody told me that even in your forties you were pitching in the mid ninety's yeah -- I would -- 94995.
When I was like 42 and and then the strike got me in my career started down the first strike in 1930 to -- -- on the last.
I went through only work stoppages and she and 94 was my last through Seattle well now how come throwing the ball -- fast why isn't -- what is your look like a pretzel.
You know my I don't know David I can't answer -- my arm feels great and unbelievable my body just held up I -- did clean living drinking Guinness.
Near Polk -- protected well against -- -- -- -- by the way this is the 250 anniversary -- -- -- -- -- -- This is charity work for you right you don't take any money did is it well it is this stuff is God's.
Liquor it's good stuff -- I I -- by the way I'm not I'm not get a penny of it I just.
Coincidentally last night the night before last I swirled around.
Finishing up the statements -- down about two of these things and they are good.
-- will this is the new and David this is the -- -- 250 anniversary stout and it commemorates.
-- is being.
-- beer for troop 250.
Years I didn't know -- was that old.
It is really good here I wouldn't mind having discussion should pour me a fight that'd be kind of an honor.
By the way since since you were inducted in the hall of fame and congratulations for that long overdue a lot of people think.
Has it to have these and serve endorsement things come.
More easily your way in and more frequently.
Well you know I was told that you know prior review ever to get into the hall of fame it would change your life and it -- certainly has.
I've been a lot a lot busier than I ever was before I was I thought I was about his -- I wanted to be before and -- And now with hall of fame is just -- everywhere I go and it's his mustache it's this giveaway.
Let let's just go back to your career for saying because again back in.
It nowadays a closer will what do one inning errors -- more Mariano Rivera does about and any -- doesn't brilliantly -- wonderful to watch I -- choose to do three and four right yeah absolutely I think I had 53 saves -- seven plus doubts.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- So you know what I used to do I -- the total revolution David.
From window -- -- -- in 1972.
Where the bullpen was a junk pile.
Where you know you didn't want to be a part of that.
You wanna be part of that bullpen but I thought that total -- -- that guy who's just starting to come around.
Raleigh fingers was having some tremendous success out of those great Oakland teams -- in the early seventies and did Chuck Tanner put me in the bullpen I didn't want to really go the bullpen.
But heck I was in the big leagues -- that anything.
And you know just to stay in the big leagues in and then -- I became the love it and then I thought that total evolution.
From what I used to do -- I used to come into situations.
In the sixth or seventh inning with the bases loaded.
That I came into situations they say god couldn't get out of and I somehow I got out of them you know.
Let me let me throw some names that -- because you've seen so many first of all started when George Steinbrenner.
-- -- you know he's taken a lot of heat over the years -- -- Mr.
money bags not really.
Pianist as much a friend of the game as as a moneymaker but you defend George -- -- is a great owner.
-- you know you hated to see him come -- but now I miss seeing them come and you know he doesn't come around as much these is his health was failing a little bit then.
And I -- what made him a good owner well he was very tough you know I always -- if if you're not as demanding of yourself.
Steinbrenner is a view.
Then you're not gonna work out in in new York and because the demands here in anything you do in New York is is different than anywhere else I don't care what you do.
And -- away with the Yankees in the tradition of the Yankees in the great teams that they had those -- Some big shoes to fill and I think he's the greatest owner I think you know I think if you wanna compete -- George -- you gotta get up early in the morning.
Yeah and you talk about big shoes how about that pebble in and stubborn issue Billy marred what was it like we'll -- see in that.
Flight between Martin Steinbrenner dwellers never dull moment that -- here David.
You know the Bronx is burning it was one of those series that was on.
To depict what it was like in New York with the Yankees and playing for the Yankees and it was a wild summer.
And then I got here in 78 but nothing had changed.
And Billy was always fight with -- grid -- -- was fighting with Billy -- George was fight with Billy and Billy was fighting with grid -- and -- was -- with -- grid view and months and -- and did so with.
It what was amazing about those teams David was.
The way they could forget about everything that happened.
Off the field.
You know when we -- between the lines to play the game.
Everything was forgotten and there were no distractions and they were professionals than they were.
Tremendous players the greatest team that I ever played with and I was picked I would I would stack them up against anybody that says any teams -- ever played.
They were not only great -- players though but -- is some of them were extraordinary human being Thurman Munson for example I -- just what I Christian -- I mean there were some real.
Wonderful standup guys in those teams in late seventies and early eighties.
Oh absolutely you know I had always have flashbacks about -- We go along so well and and we became such good friends here with -- the best catcher by the way you ever -- to.
-- hands down I mean no no comparison he was absolutely the best and and we had a lot of fun on the field you know he would laugh in the face of disaster.
And that's just the way he was in -- made made fun of you know everything out there on the field and.
Is occurring catcher in and a great -- do they have kind of this unspoken thing happening between each other in terms of feeling.
Where -- going to go and where should go.
Oh I think so absolutely and you know there's no greater.
Asset than than the pitcher -- -- catcher being on that same.
You know on the same page but.
You know he was a great player and and those were great teams -- just gonna ask -- your sweetest victory.
-- -- do you have one moment that was the sweetest victory well you know might might Swedish save was the biggest game ever -- was that playoff game.
With the Red Sox and yankees October 78 yep.
And -- it was biggest thing.
Most important game and then I guess the pop pop up fly to to yes it was Yastrzemski -- -- in the digital city Carl Yastrzemski -- -- third base.
Pop up fly yet.
You gotta pop up in the infield in that we went on to beat the royals and then they're repeat as world champions I read your Dodgers I -- wasn't there but I saw out of -- it looked pretty good I was -- it.
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