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Dwight Gooden

Dwight Eugene Gooden (born November 16, 1964), also known as Doc Gooden or Dr. K, is a former major league baseball player. He was one of the most dominant and feared pitchers in the National League in the middle and late 1980s, but his career declined because of injury, as well as drug and alcohol abuse. His career was featured in The Good Doctor on SNY.


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He began his MLB Career with the Mets on April 7,1984.

He pitched well in 1986 which made the Ace of the Mets of that time. His pitching lead the Mets to a 1986 World Series Championship. He had a 17-6 record. He reached the 1986 All-Star Game at the age of 21. The youngest player in the MLB to ever do so.

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Dealing Away

On August 1, 2010, he was officially inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame along with Darryl Strawberry, Frank Cashen, and Davey Johnson. He also threw out the ceremonial first pitch on the same day to Gary Carter.