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Fighting Teammates

Goose Gossage-Cliff Johnson


April 1979

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The Yankees were the two-time defending World Series champions, but this fight was the first sign that their season was doomed. Both men agree the fight started almost as a joke, but quickly escalated after Gossage made a comment that Johnson couldn't hit him when the two were opponents in the National League. The two went at it in the bathroom, and at one point Gossage fell against a shower wall and injured his thumb, sidelining him for two months.
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