More Goossen III: The Dodger career that just didn’t happen

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Greg Goossen was on the Dodgers’ roster long enough to get this write-up in the 1965 media guide.

The 18-year-old out of Notre Dame High, who signed with the Dodgers on June 1, ’64, made it to Vero Beach to spring training, catching Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax, before he was snatched off the roster, claimed on first-year waivers by the New York Mets on April 9, 1965.

Goossen was in Dodger camp long enough to have this photo taken of himself with Drysdale and Koufax:


Last month, Dodgers team historian Mark Langill presented Goossen with a copy of the photo that had been lost in the Goossen family archives. Goossen shared a moment in the press box with Vin Scully, showing him the photo:

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