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Which Mets season was the best? Part II – Dwight Gooden vs Jesse Orosco

Last Wednesday, a competition began in which you the fans vote on which Met had the best single season. The competition is arranged in a bracket style format In our first matchup, Jose Reyes’ 2011 season faced John Olerud’s 1998 season. The competition was completed last night, and Olerud beat out Reyes by a whopping 34 votes. Now, Olerud will face the winner of the battle...
Via Mets360.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden: “I Never Thought I Would Make It To 50″

Dwight Gooden’s storied life reads like both a dream and a nightmare. On one hand…you’ve got a guy who, in 1984, made the Majors at 19, and became the youngest player to both play in an All-Star Game and bring home the Rookie of the Year Award. A year later, he was named the National League Cy Young Award winner, went 24-4 and posted the second lowest ERA (1.53) of the live...
Via Hall of Very Good
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in History: Dwight Gooden Wins 20

On August 25, 1985, Dwight Gooden led the New York Mets to a 9-3 home victory over the San Diego Padres to become the youngest pitcher to get 20 wins in a season at 20 years and nine months. In six innings, Gooden struck out four batters and walked one. There were five hits and three runs, two were earned. Roger McDowell closed the game for the Mets. In three innings he let one hit...
Via Grandstand University
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Documentary on '86 Mets, Lenny Dykstra biopic in the works

Just when you think Hollywood has run out of original ideas…comes this. According to Variety, John Lee Hancock, director and co-screenwriter of the award-winning “The Blind Side” and 2002’s baseball feature “The Rookie”, is all set to bring former big leaguer Lenny Dykstra’s life to the silver screen. I applaud the idea (and would probably go see it… I’ve actually...
Via Hall of Very Good
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The 5 Best Starting Pitchers In Mets History

Dwight Gooden Mets Hall of Fame Speech – Photo Credit: slgckgc (Flickr Creative Commons) The New York Mets are a franchise that is known for pitching, and there’s no disputing that Tom Seaver is the best pitcher in the team’s history. He’s the only player in the baseball Hall of Fame who wears a Mets cap on his plaque. Seaver is at the top of the franchise leaderboard in...
Via Hot Stove MLB
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Doc Gooden: “Pine Tar Not For Grip”

Credit: Associated Press Former New York Mets and New York Yankees star pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden does not agree with the people who are claiming that Pinedagate is a result of cold weather and poor grip. He took to Twitter today to voice his view of pine tar’s use by pitchers: lets put to rest all this talk about pine tar to get a better grip on the ball to protect the...
Via Reading Between The Seams
April 24, 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...
Via Mets360.com
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...
Via Mets360.com
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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