Glenn Gostick: A Love Of Baseball, By The Numbers

From Jeremy Olson at The (Minneapolis) Star-Tribune on March 24:

The principled, gruff life of baseball statistician Glenn (Gos) Gostick ended last week when he died after a heart attack at age 83.

Gostick was a catcher, coach and athletic trainer for Minnesota sports teams, but will be remembered most for the home-brewed Major League Baseball statistics he penned on graph paper.

While even friends would call him abrasive, he was a legend in baseball circles for his ability to analyze players and make firm judgments about their value to the game. Sportswriters consulted him on Hall of Fame votes. At least one Twins player used his data in contract negotiations.

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Originally published: March 25, 2011. Last Updated: March 25, 2011.