Report: Koosman to plead on tax count

Updated: May 9, 2009, 10:48 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Former two-time All-Star pitcher Jerry Koosman will plead guilty to federal tax evasion this month, Bloomberg News Service has reported.

Koosman, a left-hander who won two World Series games for the "Miracle Mets" as they beat the Baltimore Orioles for the title in 1969, was charged in Madison, Wis., with a misdemeanor for failing to file a U.S. tax return for 2002, the report said.

"Right now, we're working and cooperating with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Madison," said Robert Bernhoft, Koosman's attorney. "After [April] 22nd, we'll be much freer to discuss the case."

Koosman, 66, went 222-209 from 1967-85 with the Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies.

He posted 20-win seasons twice, with the Mets and Twins, and he was an All-Star in 1968 and 1969 with the Mets.