Goose is in a class by himself.
A power pitcher who snarled beneath his mustache and intimidated hitters with his 98-mph fastball, along the way, Gossage went from rookie closer to starter back to veteran closer and finally finished as a setup man. Near the end of his career, Goose set up in Oakland for Dennis Eckersley, who was elected to Hall of Fame in 2004 and may have broken some ground for relievers.
No doubt about it, Gossage belongs in the Hall. I assume he'll go in as a Yankee; I guess second choice would be as a Padre. All the press stuff I've seen so far shows him as a Yank.