Goossen memorial set

A memorial service is planned for Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at Saint Francis de Sales Church in Sherman Oaks for former major-leaguer Greg Goossen, who died of an apparent heart attack at his home Saturday just hours before was to be enshrined in the Notre Dame High Athletic Hall of Fame.

Goossen, fourth in a family of eight brothers and two sisters, played football and baseball at Notre Dame High and was drafted by the Dodgers in 1964, taken off waivers by the New York Mets and played for Casey Stengel, then had time with the one-and-done Seattle Pilots in 1969, the Milwaukee Brewers and played for manager Ted Williams and the Washington Senators in 1970.

He later worked as a private detective and helped his brothers, Joe and Dan, as a boxing trainer, working with Michael Nunn and Gabriel and Rafael Ruelas, brothers who became featherweight and lightweight champions in the 1990s.

Goossen was survived by his nine siblings, his three daughters Erin Hyder, Tracey Woodside and Kimberly Goossen and four grandchildren.

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