Adelphi University hosts event with Baseball Hall of Fame alumni


Each year, the Adelphi University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics hosts the Annual Fall Cocktail Party. The Athletics Department fund-raising event is considered one of school's premiere parties.

The event is billed as "Panther Stage," and often boasts notable guests such as Ed Randall from radio station WFAN's "Talking Baseball;" Major League Baseball player and manager, Willie Randolph; WNBA president, Donna Orender; and baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Richard "Goose" Gossage, the school reports.

Gossage is one of Adelphi's most notable alumni. According to his website, he played 21 seasons for nine different teams, and spent most of his years with the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres, before retiring in 1994.

He made nine All-Star appearances, pitched in three World Series during his career, and led the American League in saves in 1975, 1978 and 1980. Gossage also holds the New York Yankee's career record for ERA and hits per nine innings.

According to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Gossage retired among the top five all-time leaders in games pitched, relief innings and relief strikeouts.

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