Dwight Gooden

Dwight Gooden
Birthdate 11/16/1964
Death Date
Debut Year 1984
Year of Induction
Teams Astros, Indians, Mets, Rays, Yankees
Position Pitcher

An All Star each of his first three seasons, Dwight Gooden was the Rookie of the Year, a Cy Young winner & World Series champ before turning 22.

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Dwight Gooden captured the attention of the baseball world as a 19-year old Rookie of the Year

Dwight Gooden captured the attention of the baseball world as a 19-year old Rookie of the Year

Drafted 5th overall in the 1982 draft, Dwight Gooden debuted as a 19-year old for the New York Mets. The flame-throwing right hander won 17 games and earned the Rookie of the Year Award. An All Star in his first season, Gooden struck out three batters in the Mid Summer Classic. By season’s end
Gooden and Darryl Strawberry earned back-to-back Rookie of the Year Awards for the Mets

Gooden and Darryl Strawberry earned back-to-back Rookie of the Year Awards for the Mets

The New York Mets of the mid-1980s were one of baseball’s most dynamic teams. Led by the hitting of Darryl Strawberry, Gary Carter, and Keith Hernandez, New York also boasted the electric Dwight Gooden on the hill. Strawberry and Gooden won the Rookie of the Year Award in consecutive seasons s

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