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Dwight Gooden should be known as the greatest pitcher ever for the New York Mets. He was simply tantalizing when he arrived as a rookie in 1984, and immediately became the most dominating pitcher in the entire league. His first three seasons are almost unparalleled and he topped it off with a World Series ring in 1986. There is a ton of excitement around rookie Matt Harvey at the moment, but he doesn’t even come close to Doc. Instead of celebrating the championship moment with this teammates and the fans of the Mets, he was in the grasp of the addiction that would deteriorate his career. Shortly after the Mets defeated the Red Sox in Game 7, Gooden called his father, then his drug dealer. Cocaine and booze, and his own personal hell is where he celebrated the great victory. He watched the team’s parade, all by himself from his home, as he chronicles in his autobiography, Doc: A Memoir. Here is an excerpt, via the NY Post: “As my teammates road through the Canyon of Heroes, I was alone in my bed in Roslyn, Long Island, with the curtains closed and the TV on, missing what should have been [...]
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