Mauro “Goose” Gozzo
As Team Manager, Mauro “Goose” Gozzo oversees all baseball operations, including player signings, and analyzing team performance and data.
A native of New Britain, CT, Gozzo brings more than 37 years of experience in professional baseball as a player, coach, and manager. He was selected in the 13th round of the 1984 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Mets, and was traded to the Kansas City Royals in 1987 as part of a deal for David Cone. Gozzo then joined the Toronto Blue Jays, where he made his Major League debut in 1989. His six-year big league career included pitching for the Cleveland Indians (1990-91), Minnesota Twins, (1992), and the Mets (1993-94). Over the course of his 48 Major League appearances, Gozzo owns a 7-7 record in 124 innings pitched.
Prior to joining the Honey Hunters, Gozzo led the New Britain Bees, a former ALPB club, as the Field Manager and Pitching Coach. He has been a private instructor and has coached a nationally ranked elite competitive travel team in the Connecticut area for nine (9) years.
Across his 13-year playing career, Gozzo has made 349 career minor league appearances and owns 79 victories with a 3.83 ERA and 692 strikeouts in 1,134.2 innings.