Tag: Dwight Gooden

Doc Gooden’s Greatness On The Mound Extended Past The 1986 Season

An article by posted on November 16, 2014 0 Comments
Doc Gooden’s Greatness On The Mound Extended Past The 1986 Season

Dwight Gooden, the Mets’ hurler who helped exhume the team from Grant’s Tomb and brought Shea Stadium back to life in the mid-’80s, is celebrating his 50th birthday today.  When Gooden was at his peak three decades ago, the baseball cognoscenti agreed that his first three seasons in the major leagues were among the best […]

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Could Matt Harvey Become A High Maintenance Super Nova?

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Could Matt Harvey Become A High Maintenance Super Nova?

Could the New York Mets have a potential problem with Matt Harvey? There are already signs of him being high maintenance … signs he enjoys the trappings of New York too much … signs he doesn’t handle injuries well … signs of being too sensitive … signs he knows he’s good and isn’t afraid to […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy: My Brush With Ralph Kiner

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy: My Brush With Ralph Kiner

Yesterday another piece of my childhood faded away. While I was at work I received a email from the Mets announcing the passing of Hall Of Fame ballplayer and original Mets announcer, Ralph Kiner. At first it didn’t sink in. I don’t know if this was because I was so caught up with my work […]

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Who Should be on Mets Rushmore?

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Who Should be on Mets Rushmore?

Four spots. 52 seasons. Who belongs on Mets Rushmore? Without a doubt, Tom Seaver. If there isn’t a Mets Rushmore without The Franchise, it’s just another rock. So how about the other three? We could go with Casey Stengel. His number is already retired and on the wall. We can go with Gil Hodges. His […]

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Mets Historic First Round Picks

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 1 Comment
Mets Historic First Round Picks

The Mets have selected 62 players in the first round of the June Amateur Draft since 1965. 41 players have made it to the Majors, which is a 66% rate. Who are some of the first rounders who have seen the most success at the Major League level? Jon Matlack – Jon was the 4th […]

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Yankees Clinch On A Walk-off Home Run By Ike Davis

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Yankees Clinch On A Walk-off Home Run By Ike Davis

Marty Noble penned a new post for MLB.com where he ponders a world where the Mets trade Ike Davis to the New York Yankees. It’s a terrifying world filled with ghastly apparitions of former Mets players turned Yankee pinstriped heroes, and ungodly visions of former Mets hurling no-hitters or launching game winning home runs in […]

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My Mock Interview With Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on December 5, 2013 0 Comments
My Mock Interview With Sandy Alderson

RW: Hi Sandy. I want to thank you for taking time from your very busy schedule to speak with me. SA: No problem. Glad to do it. RW: Let’s get right to it, okay? SA: You have fifteen minutes. How you use those fifteen minutes is entirely up to you. RW: How’s the off season […]

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Stay Patient and Continue To Trust Sandy

An article by posted on December 4, 2013 0 Comments
Stay Patient and Continue To Trust Sandy

To my dearest fellow Mets fans. I have been a Mets fan my entire life. I have bled blue and orange for that team in Queens since the day I was born. I am not what one would call a “fair weather fan”, I have stayed to the very last out of 14-2 butt whoopings […]

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The 10 Best Mets Pitching Staffs Since 1980

An article by posted on November 26, 2013 0 Comments
The 10 Best Mets Pitching Staffs Since 1980

You have to score runs in order to win games, but you also need to pitch. Which Mets teams since 1980 have been the best at run prevention? Let’s take a look-see, shall we? Runs Allowed Per Game 1988   532 runs   3.32 1985   568 runs   3.51 1986   578 runs   […]

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Doc Gooden Was Great After He Stopped Being Great

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
Doc Gooden Was Great After He Stopped Being Great

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 […]

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