Tag Archives: Dwight Gooden

Watching the good Doctor work

Late last night, Marty Noble put up a blog post reminiscing about crooner Johnny Maestro and hurler Doc Gooden, and it brought up some memories of my own that I didn’t include in my post about Gooden’s Nike billboard in Midtown. I was 10 in 1986, and the two games I did see that year

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When Gooden was larger than life

Yesterday’s news about Dwight Gooden has brought out a lot of old photographs of Doctor K, but this one is the one I like the best. Two young stars, their potential seemingly limitless — 1985 All-Star! — clowning around after a game in some wood-paneled office at Shea Stadium that still had NFL helmets on

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Acing Opening Day

After losing their first eight Opening Days from 1962 to 1969, the Mets finally got their first W on the season’s first day in 1970, when they beat the Pirates, 5-3, in 11 innings. From that day forward, they’re 31-9 on Opening Day following today’s game in Cincinnati, and that .775 winning percentage is baseball’s

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