Dwight Gooden on Tim Tebow: I would’ve eaten him alive

Long before he got involved in the unfortunate underbelly of drug use, former Major League pitcher Dwight Gooden was once considered a phenom in New York. He won 17 games as a rookie for the Mets back in 1984 before earning the National League Cy Young the following season. Then, in 1986, Doc played a huge role in the team’s surprise World Series title. While he did have a few...
Via Sportsnaut
September 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Gooden upset by Strawberry's public intervention attempt

So much for being on the same page. Everything seemed to be OK between Darryl Strawberry and Dwight “Doc” Gooden during their recent ESPN “30 for 30” film, which chronicled the highs and lows of the former New York Mets teammates. But the relationship has begun to sour over the last week amid a public intervention for Gooden staged by Strawberry. “He’s a complete junkie...
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Darryl Strawberry worried for Dwight Gooden’s life

Darryl Strawberry is concerned about former teammate Dwight Gooden’s life. According to the New York Daily News, Gooden was a no-show for a scheduled appearance on WFAN. Gooden’s representatives told Strawberry he would be late for the event and eventually said he wasn’t coming at all. Gooden also canceled Friday’s appearance at FanFest. Gooden’s absence is a big concern...
Via The Outside Corner
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden: 'I never thought I'd live this long'

It’s a miracle Doc Gooden is still alive to this day. The former Cy Young award winner had long struggled with drug and alcohol abuse and didn’t know if he’d ever get his life together, but Gooden is finally in a good place. With the 30-year reunion of the 1986 New York Mets team approaching, Gooden opened up about his dark past and ongoing struggle with addiction in an interview...
Via The Sports Daily
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden blasts Matt Harvey

Saturday afternoon, Matt Harvey upset and confused baseball fans when it was revealed that he would be adhering to a strict, (supposed) doctor-imposed 180 innings limit heading into the New York Mets stretch run. A day later, the pitcher hit the interwebs and recanted. Sorta. “You’ve heard about the 180-185 innings cap,” Harvey communicated via The Players Tribune. “That...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden has some harsh words for Matt Harvey

One of the best pitchers in New York Mets’ franchise history had some harsh words for one of the team’s current cornerstone pitchers. Doc Gooden, who won Rookie of the Year in 1984 as a 19-year-old with the Mets and captured the Cy Young as a 20-year-old a year later, shared his opinion via Twitter about the Matt Harvey innings limit controversy. Doc essentially said he expects...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden Sees Mets In Postseason In 2015

Dwight Gooden told Anthony Sulla-Heffinger of Yahoo Sports, that he believes the Mets are on the right track and should go to the postseason in 2015 and possibly win the World Series in 2016. “I think next year you will see some big strides from the Mets, possibly making the postseason, and then the following year, on the 30th anniversary of the 1986 team, that’s the year the...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Doc Gooden’s Greatness On The Mound Extended Past The 1986 Season

Dwight Gooden, the Mets’ hurler who helped exhume the team from Grant’s Tomb and brought Shea Stadium back to life in the mid-’80s, is celebrating his 50th birthday today.  When Gooden was at his peak three decades ago, the baseball cognoscenti agreed that his first three seasons in the major leagues were among the best by a young pitcher in the game’s history.  Gooden...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 2013 Dwight Gooden

2013 TOPPS ARCHIVES DWIGHT GOODEN No one likes to be around someone out of control yet at a distance there’s almost something poetic about someone or something obliterating the boundaries of what’s possible. In the Jefferson Airplane song Wild Times, there’s a lyric that goes: “I’m doing things that haven’t got a name yet.” How very psychedelic. Without a doubt, the...
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Card of the Week: 1991 Doc Gooden

1991 SCORE DOC GOODEN Pictured is a 1991 Score Doc Gooden “The Franchise” card. It is card number 866 and part of the regular set. The back of the card features a couple of quotes about Gooden by then Cubs General Manager Jim Frey including, “…he can change the mood of the team all by himself” and “everything he does has special qualities.” The card also provides...
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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