Gosger spent parts of 10 seasons patrolling major league outfields. He saw action in 19 games for the 1963 Boston Red Sox before spending 1964 in the minor leagues. He was back in the big leagues in 1965 and he had his most productive season the following year. Gosger hit .234 in 1966 while setting career highs in home runs (10), RBIs (44), hits (93) and runs scored (50). He went to Kansas City to join the A’s in 1966 and played 137 games for them in 1967, but that was the last time he would cross the 100-games played threshold. Gosger went on to play for the Seattle Pilots, New York Mets and Montreal Expos before his career ended in 1974.
Gosger played in 10 games for the 1969 Mets, but did not see any action in the playoffs. He was also a member of the 1973 Mets’ team that reached the World Series and lost to the Oakland A’s. However, he did not get the chance to play in that postseason either.
Jim Gosger – career stats