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Reliever Gossage headlines latest Hall of Fame inductees

Updated: July 28, 2008, 1:49 PM ET
Associated Press

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- For more than two decades, Rich "Goose" Gossage unnerved batters as one of baseball's most menacing and dominating relief pitchers. On Sunday, it was his turn for the jitters.

"This experience is overwhelming, over the top. I can't put in words what this means," Gossage told a decidedly New York Yankees crowd during the National Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony that capped his 22-year career.

Gossage had to pause twice to collect his thoughts -- including ...

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