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Dwight Gooden Biography
Dwight Eugene “Doc” Gooden, (nicknamed “Dr. K”,) is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball. Gooden pitched from 1984 to 1994 and from 1996 to 2000 for the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
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Dwight Gooden Early Life
Gooden made his MLB debut in 1984 for the Mets and quickly established himself as one of the league’s most talented pitchers; as a 19-year-old rookie, he earned the first of four All-Star selections, won the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year Award, and led the league in strikeouts. In 1985, he won the NL Cy Young Award and achieved the pitching Triple Crown, compiling a 24–4 record and a league-leading 1.53 ERA, 268 strikeouts, and 16 complete games.
The following season, he helped the Mets win the 1986 World Series. Gooden remained an effective pitcher in subsequent years, but his career was ultimately derailed by cocaine and alcohol addiction. After posting a losing record in each season from 1992 to 1994, Gooden was suspended for the 1995 season after a positive drug test while serving a prior suspension.
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As a member of the Yankees in 1996, Gooden pitched a no-hitter and helped the team on its path to a World Series championship. He pitched four additional years for as many teams but never approached the success of his peak years with his Mets. In 2010, Gooden was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame. Gooden’s troubles with addiction continued after his retirement from baseball and resulted in several arrests. He was incarcerated for seven months in 2006 after violating the terms of his probation.
Dwight Gooden Career
Gooden was drafted in the first round in 1982, the fifth player has taken overall. Dwight spent one season in the minors, in which he led the Class-A Carolina League in wins, strikeouts, and ERA while playing for the Lynchburg Mets.
he had 300 strikeouts in 191 innings, a performance which convinced Triple-A Tidewater Tides manager, future Mets skipper Davey Johnson, to bring him up for the Tides’ postseason, believing that Gooden was capable of making the leap to the major leagues
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He made his major-league debut on April 7, 1984, with the New York Mets at the age of 19. He quickly developed a reputation with his 98 MPH fastball and sweeping curveball, which was given the superlative nickname of “Lord Charles”, in contrast with “Uncle Charlie”, a common nickname for a curveball.
He was dubbed “Dr. K”, (by analogy with basketball’s “Dr. Julius Erving, and also in reference to the letter “K” being the standard abbreviation for strikeout), which soon became shortened to “Doc”. Gooden soon attracted a rooting section at Shea Stadium that called itself “The K Korner”, and would hang up cards with a red “K” after each of his strikeouts.
he failed to win a postseason game, going 0–4 in the course of nine postseason starts over eight series. In the 1986 National League Championship Series, however, Gooden had an earned run average of only 1.06 after starting two games and allowing just two earned runs in 17 innings pitched.
Gooden retired in 2001 after he was cut by the Yankees in spring training, ending his career with a record of 194–112. More than half of those wins came before age 25.
Facts About Dwight Gooden
- Dwight Gooden’s age 53 years.
- He had four children with his wife Monica Harris.
- Birthday November 16 and Born in 1964.
- He spent one dominant year in the minor leagues before moving up to the major leagues with the Mets in 1984.
- Birth Sign Scorpio.
- He was a 4-time All-Star and pitched the only no-hitter of his career on May 14, 1996, against the Seattle Mariners.
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Dwight Gooden’s estimated net worth Under Review is $100k-1m as of 2019
Dwight Gooden Dead or Alive
Famous Baseball Player Dwight Gooden is still alive (as per SWE, Last update July 2019).