Photos: Ten best athletes to be born in Colorado
Number 8: Aaron Smith
|Aaron Smith (left-center, making the tackle).|
Number 7: Richard "Goose" Gossage
Another proud product of Colorado Springs, Gossage pitched for nine different Major League Baseball teams over a 22-year career. But most casual fans know him for his stint with the New York Yankees, when he set the team's save record en route to multiple All-Star Game appearances and a key role in helping the Evil Empire win the 1978 World Series. For years, he was on the bubble for Hall of Fame membership, but he finally won election in 2008. And deservedly so.
Richard "Goose" Gossage.
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