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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.

Postseason career
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

  1. Dwight Gooden’s age 53 years.
  2. He had four children with his wife Monica Harris.
  3. Birthday November 16 and Born in 1964.
  4. He spent one dominant year in the minor leagues before moving up to the major leagues with the Mets in 1984.
  5. Birth Sign Scorpio.
  6. 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 Net Worth

Dwight Gooden’s estimated net worth Under Review is  $100k-1m as of 2019

Dwight Gooden Dead or Alive

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Dwight Gooden, On Recent Arrests: “This Is The Worst I’ve Ever Been”

Dwight Gooden was arrested in June and charged with four counts related to cocaine possession and driving under the influence of cocaine. That was not even Gooden’s most recent arrest for substance abuse—he has arrested again Monday for driving under the influence after he reportedly drove the wrong way down a one-way street in Newark, New Jersey. Gooden, who’d claimed he’d been sober for most of the past decade, appears to be in a dangerous tailspin.

The details from his latest arrest are very sad. An Essex County law enforcement source reportedly told the New York Post that Gooden was polite and cooperative during the arrest, but that he’d peed himself, and that he told police he’d recently been diagnosed with diabetes. Tuesday, Gooden told the Post that he “got exactly what [he] deserved” in the arrest and that he’d be checking back into rehab immediately:

“I have no excuse for my action so I am going away for a while to try and save my life. I really don’t know who I am right now and definitely, don’t trust myself.

“This is the worst I’ve ever been through all my struggles. But I am going to keep fighting no matter how embarrassing, shameful or selfish I am feeling.”

If there’s the thinnest of silver linings, it’s the hope that maybe being arrested twice and facing those consequences will force Gooden out of his current condition before it gets any worse.

Gooden arrested for the second time in six weeks,

Former New York Mets and New York Yankees pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden was arrested in New Jersey Monday and accused of driving while intoxicated — the second time in six weeks the former Cy Young winner has been apprehended.

According to the Newark Department of Public Safety, cops pulled over the 54-year-old Gooden’s black Chrysler for driving the wrong way on a one-way street shortly after 11 p.m. The statement said Gooden was arrested and transported to a local hospital for evaluation.


“He pissed himself. He was clearly buzzed, really kind off–ked up,” an Essex County law enforcement source told The New York Post, which first reported on Gooden’s arrest. The source added that Gooden was “cooperative and polite” with the police and claimed to suffer from diabetes.

“It’s sad to see the continued problems of this former Mets’ star but it’s an example of the persistent scourge of drugs and alcohol in this country and the stranglehold they have on addicts,” Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said in a statement.

Gooden, who lives in Piscataway, N.J., told the Post Tuesday that “I got exactly what I deserved, unfortunately,” and added that he was “going away [to rehab] tonight to try to get some help to save my life.

“I’m very embarrassed. Very shameful. I feel bad for anybody I disappointed or let down,” Gooden added. “It’s a struggle — a hard struggle — but you have to just jump back in … I mean, at my age, I’ve been doing this for 30-something years. I never thought I’d see myself at 54 going back to treatment.”

Gooden was arrested following a traffic stop on June 7 in Holmdel, N.J. and accused of cocaine possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence. That arrest became public earlier this month. Police said they pulled over Gooden for failure to maintain a lane and driving too slow, according to a criminal complaint provided by the Monmouth County prosecutor’s office. Two plastic baggies allegedly containing cocaine were found in Gooden’s car.

Gooden debuted with the Mets as a 19-year-old in 1984. He was named the National League Rookie of the Year that year and won the National League Cy Young Award in 1985. He was a member of the Mets’ 1986 World Series championship team but famously missed the victory parade due to a cocaine bender.

He was suspended from baseball for part of the 1994 season and all of the 1995 season after testing positive for cocaine. He signed with the Yankees for the 1996 season and won a second World Series title with the Bronx Bombers. He also pitched for the Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (now Tampa Bay Rays).

According to the website Celebrity Net Worth, as the Post reported, Gooden has $200,000 to his name.

Dwight Gooden Treatment

Former Mets pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden spoke for the first time since his second DUI arrest in the last two months when he addressed The Post reporters outside his house in Piscataway, NJ on Tuesday.

Gooden, who was arrested on Monday in Newark after driving the wrong way on a one-way street, acknowledged he needs help.

“Basically, I’m going away tonight to try to get some help to save my life,” he said.

The 54-year-old has battled with drugs and alcohol his whole life, stemming back to his time as a pitcher with both the Mets and the Yankees.

His struggles with addiction resurfaced earlier this summer when Gooden was arrested on June 7 in New Jersey for driving under the influence and cocaine possession. He was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

“I’m very embarrassed. Very shameful. I feel bad for anybody I disappointed or let down,” he said. “It’s a struggle — a hard struggle — but you have to just jump back in.”

Gooden first went to rehab for drug problems in 1987 at the age of 22.

“I’ll be checking in tonight, whatever it takes,” he said. “This time, I mean, at my age, I’ve been doing this for 30 something years. I never thought I’d see myself at 54 going back to treatment.”

The former pitcher said he has had several teammates and friends try to help him, including Daryl Strawberry, who visited him as recently as last week. He also added that he had stopped taking his medication about four months ago, but did not want that to be perceived as making an excuse for his recent incidents.

“I got exactly what I deserved,” he said.