Thanks to the painstaking job by Retrosheet.com, we’re able to document with certainty when certain things happened in baseball history.
In Greg Goossen’s career, which we documented his time with the 1969 Seattle Pilots (linked here), that means not having to leave things to his memory.
Such as the box score to:
== His first game with the Seattle Pilots: (linked here)
== His major league debut on Sept. 3, 1965 at St. Louis, as a 19 year old going 2-for-4 against Ray Sadecki in a 6-3 Mets’ win: (linked here).
== His second big-league game, going 2-for-4 against the Milwaukee Braves on Sept. 6 in Milwaukee: (linked here)
== His first home run off Bo Belinsky on Sept. 25, 1965 in Connie Mack Stadium: (linked here).
== His last of 13 big-league homers, off Kansas City left-hander Bill Butler, hit when he was with the Milwaukee Brewers: (linked here)
== A game on Sept. 2, 1969 at Yankee Stadium when he went 2-for-3 against the Yankees’ Al Downing with a double and his only big-league triple: (linked here)
== A two-homer game on Sept. 25, 1969 against the first-place Minnesota Twins in Seattle, going 3-for-4 (with a double) off Jim Kaat in a 5-1 Pilots’ win. (linked here).
== His last hit, a pinch single for the Senators in 1970 at Yankee Stadium: (linked here)
== His last at bat, Oct. 1, 1970, against Jim Palmer as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning for Washington in a 3-2 loss to Baltimore: (linked here)
More on Goossen’s baseball career stats (and beyond):
== At Baseball-Reference.com (linked here) as well as (linked here)
== At Baseball Prospectus.com (linked here)
== At ArmchairGM.com (linked here)
== A profile on the site Ultimate Mets.com (linked here)
== His film credits on InternetMovieDatabase.com (linked here)