Mets Card of the Week: 1968 Dick Kenworthy

1968 TOPPS DICK KENWORTHY Dick Kenworthy was a sweater that didn’t fit. If you check his baseball-reference.com page, you’ll see a major-league career of interrupted service to the White Sox, starting with four September at bats in 1962 and ending with a career-high 127 plate appearances for the Pale Hose in 1968. The light-hitting infielder tallied a .215 average over that...
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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...
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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...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

July 4, 1985: No End in Sight

Thousands of baseball books have been published. Millions of baseball stories have been told, every one of them starts with the same basic understanding: two teams, nine innings, balls, strikes, runs, hits and errors. Along the way there are various twists and turns ending in perfect games, no hitters, walk off home runs and everything in between. No two games are the same, but many...
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July 04, 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...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden Says He Was Drinking Beer During Famous Bill Buckner Play

As the saying goes, “it ain’t over til the fat lady sings.” During the 1986 World Series, pitcher Dwight Gooden and many of his Mets teammates thought they heard that fat lady. Boy, were they wrong. In a new show airing tonight at 8:30 pm EST on Fox Sports, Doc admits that he and some of his Mets teammates thought that game six of the 86 World Series was over with two outs...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Reminder: Stephen Strasburg Is Still Really, Really Good

If you were to conduct a casual survey among baseball fans about the greatest pitching season of all time, there’s no doubt that there’s a few years that would pop up regularly among the responses. Bob Gibson‘s 1968, certainly. Dwight Gooden‘s 1985 would probably appear, or Roger Clemens‘ 1986, or Steve Carlton‘s 1972. Randy Johnson […]
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

50 Cent Throws a Terrible First Pitch at Shea Stadium

50 Cent may be in competition for former Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory for the worst first pitch in MLB history. 50 had the honor of throwing out the first pitch before the New York Mets game. Take a look at 50′s try at channeling his inner Dwight Gooden.
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May 27, 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...
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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...
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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...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Comparing the career of Roy Halladay to that of another “Doc”

Yesterday it was announced that longtime Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay would sign a 1 day contract to announce his retirement as member of the Blue Jays. He pitched 12 of his 16 big league seasons with Toronto, and without a doubt, was one of the best pitchers of his generation. I honestly think it is too early to state whether Halladay is a Hall...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Twitter Q&A on @Metsmerized at 1:00 PM – Answering Your Winter Meetings Questions

Greetings from the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. In conjunction with Metsmerized Online, I will be hosting a Twitter Q&A starting at 1:00 p.m. Send your questions to @Metsmerized and I will answer as many as I can for 45 minutes. Please use hash tag #MMOHotStoveChat Joe is giving away a signed Dwight Gooden book to one of you. If I don’t get to them, please write...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Field of Dreams: Mets edition – Pitchers

On the second Wednesday of every month, I will be constructing the Mets’ Field of Dreams.  Each month I will take a different spot on the roster and choose the best Met, or Mets, to ever play the positions.  On the final month, I will give the full roster, the starting line up, and the manager for the Mets’ Field of Dreams.  Today, I will focus on the pitchers we will have...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Doc Gooden Was Great After He Stopped Being Great

Photo by Ray Stubblebine/AP Baseball historians will say that Dwight Gooden’s first three seasons in the major leagues were some of the best by a young pitcher in the game’s history.  Gooden took the mound 99 times from 1984 to 1986, going 58-19 with a 2.28 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 35 complete games, 13 shutouts and 744 strikeouts – reaching 200 or more strikeouts in each season. But...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Support Craig Carton's 1st Annual Strike Out Tourettes Bowling Event

Craig Carton's 1st Annual 'Strike Out Tourettes' Bowling Event is going to take place 7PM Thursday, October 17th 2013 at Bowlmor Lanes Chelsea Piers (62 Chelsea Piers New York, NY 10011 (212) 336-6800). John Starks, Anthony Mason, Bernard King, Dwight Gooden and more... will be on hand to help raise money for the Tic Top Stop Foundation, a non-profit set up to help fund...
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1985 Dwight Gooden

1985 TOPPS RUB-DOWNS DWIGHT GOODEN OK, so while a Topps Rub-Down might sound like the backroom special at the Bada Bing, the truth is somewhat less salacious. Topps issued these thin, waxy transfer sheets two to a pack, with a stick of gum, in both 1984 and 1985. The example under consideration this week is one of the 32 offerings that make up the 1985 edition. These were not particularly...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Frank Viola (1990-1991)

 As our All Star Memories series hits the late 1980′s, we move forward into a different era of New York Mets’ history. The glory days of the mid-80′s Mets ended with the team’s NLCS loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but it was not due to a lack of effort from the team’s pitching staff. The Mets received strong pitching performances from Dwight Gooden, Ron Darling, and David...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden’s Own Lawyers Are Suing Him

Doc Gooden had so much potential. He could have been a Hall of Fame pitcher, but drugs and alcohol derailed his promising career. Since, retirement he has suffered many ups and downs. One of the downs was his nasty divorce with his then wife Monique. According to TMZ, Doc’s lawyers who handled the case say they haven’t been paid and they want their money. They are suing him for $15,254.
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August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Gooden's family faces eviction

Dwight Gooden's primary legacy from his playing career is one of unfulfilled potential, as his addictions ultimately derailed what might have been a truly brilliant body of work. Long since his playing days ended, it seems Gooden still can't get his life quite on track. Gooden was evicted in July from the New Jersey mansion he was renting, according to TMZ. The report states...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Here’s Kate Upton’s Mom, Keegan Bradley’s Girlfriend & Dwight Gooden Evicted

Are you a struggling blogger who could use some free pageviews? Have a post you’ve been busting your ass on that deserves some…
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Gooden Evicted From New Jersey Mansion, Owes Landlord $19,000

Dwight Gooden‘s primary legacy from his playing career is one of unfulfilled potential, as his addictions ultimately derailed what might have been a truly brilliant body of work. Long since his playing days ended, it seems Gooden still can’t get his life quite on track. Gooden was evicted in July from the New Jersey mansion he was renting, according to TMZ. The report states...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden Evicted from his Mansion

The problems seem to be never ending for Dwight Gooden. TMZ is reporting that Gooden has now being evicted from his NJ rental property. The bigger issue is that Dwight’s ex-wife and children were actually residing in the home, but now they are all homeless because of this. It seems that ever since the Goodens had their domestic incident back in March, no rent on the property has...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis August 8: Completely Harvey

Completely Harvey What else does this kid have to do to show us that he’s the best young pitching star in baseball? Wednesday evening Matt “The Real Deal” Harvey, as Dwight Gooden refers to him, dominated the Rockies. Harvey allowed just four hits, struck out six and posted a goose egg in the walk column [...]
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

MMN Prospect Time Machine: Dwight Gooden

What would the prospect time machine would be if we didn’t go back and look at one of the best pitchers the Mets have ever produced? This week’s article will shed the spotlight on former Mets ace and 1986 Wold Series champion, Dwight Gooden. A native of Tampa, Florida, the Mets selected Gooden with the fifth overall pick of the 1982 draft out of Hillsborough High School. The...
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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