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Leon Allen Goslin (October 16, 1900 - May 15, 1971), better known as Goose Goslin, was a Major League Baseball player known for his powerful left-handed swing and dependable clutch hitting. He played from 1921 until 1938.
Goslin broke into the Majors with the Washington Senators in 1921 and played his first full season in 1923, batting .300 with 9 home runs and 99 RBI. He established himself as one of the league's premier run producers the following season, batting .344 and driving in 129 runs. He led the Senators to their first World Series championship that season; he contributed 3 home runs and 7 RBI in the series.
Goslin continued his productivity consistently throughout his career, driving in 100 or more runs 11 times and hitting .300 or higher 11 times, while playing for the Senators (1921 - 1930, 1933, 1938), St. Louis Browns (1930 - 1932) and Detroit Tigers (1934 - 1937). He won his second and final World Series with the Tigers in 1935 and finished his career with a .316 average, 248 home runs, 1609 RBI (24th overall) and 175 stolen bases.
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