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Feb 7 – Should Rich Gossage be in Monument Park?

ny-jersey-logo(Bronx, NY) – One interesting question for Yankee fans is the legacy of Rich Gossagegoose-in-the-hofA recent entry to the MLB Hall of Fame his career spanned 22 years and 9 teams.  But his longest stint was with the Yankees and one has to wonder if he deserves some recognition in Monument Park.   When you hear the name do you think of him as a Yankee?  He is  wearing a Yankee cap on his HOF Plaque.  Should he get a plaque in the park?  His number won’t be retired but perhaps something?  Or maybe not.

Here is a list of plaques at the moment.  And clearly some of the current players (e.g. Jeter and Mo) are destined to join the wall as well as having their number retired.   Notice the plaques are longer than the retired number list.

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Player Date Plaque Dedicated Monument Dedicated
Mel Allen July 25, 1998
Ed Barrow April 15, 1954
Yogi Berra August 21, 1988
Bill Dickey August 21, 1988
Joe DiMaggio June 8, 1969 April 25, 1999
Whitey Ford August 1, 1987
Lou Gehrig July 6, 1941 July 6, 1941
Lefty Gomez August 1, 1987
Ron Guidry August 23, 2003
Elston Howard July 21, 1984
Miller Huggins May 30, 1932 May 30, 1932
Reggie Jackson July 6, 2002
Mickey Mantle June 8, 1969 August 25, 1996
Roger Maris July 21, 1984
Billy Martin August 10, 1986
Don Mattingly August 31, 1997
Joe McCarthy April 29, 1976
Thurman Munson September 20, 1980
Allie Reynolds August 27, 1989
Phil Rizzuto August 4, 1985
Jackie Robinson April 17, 2007
Red Ruffing July 10, 2004
Jacob Ruppert April 19, 1940
Babe Ruth April 19, 1949 April 19, 1949
Bob Sheppard May 7, 2000
Casey Stengel July 30, 1976

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