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Dwight Gooden

Baseball Pitcher Dwight Gooden

Profession: Baseball Pitcher

United States of America

Why Famous: NY Yankees, NY Mets

Born: November 16, 1964
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA
Age: 56 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 1982-06-07 NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers
  • 1984-08-22 Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200
  • 1984-09-07 Met Dwight Gooden's 11 strikeouts gives him NL rookie record 236
  • 1984-09-12 NY Met Dwight Gooden sets rookie strike out record at 251
  • 1984-09-17 Dwight Gooden ties record of 32 strikeouts in consecutive games
  • 1984-11-19 NY Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year
  • 1984-11-20 Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1985-08-20 1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden)
  • 1985-08-20 Met Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 on way to his 13th consecutive win
  • 1985-08-25 Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
  • 1985-11-13 Dwight Gooden, youngest 20 game winner, wins Cy Young award
  • 1985-11-18 Dwight Gooden (NL) & Bret Saberhagen (AL) win Cy Young
  • 1986-10-02 New York Mets' Dwight Gooden becomes first pitcher to collect 200 strikeouts in each of his first 3 seasons when he records 7 in 8-2 win v Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1987-06-05 Dwight Gooden returns from drug rehabilitation & allows wins game
  • 1989-06-19 Mets Dwight Gooden wins his 100th game (100-37)
  • 1992-03-03 Charges are filed in Florida against NY Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)
  • 1992-03-14 NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape
  • 1994-06-28 NY Met Pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for 60 days due to drug charges
  • 1996-05-08 NY Yankee Dwight Gooden wins his 1st AL game beating Tigers 10-3
  • 1996-05-14 NY Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0

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