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Dwight Gooden
Inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame, 2010
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 3 of 974 players
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Dwight Eugene Gooden
Born: November 16, 1964 at Tampa, Fla.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.03 Weight: 198

Dwight Gooden has been the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup 208 times, most recently on April 11, 2014.

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First Mets game: April 7, 1984
Last Mets game: June 24, 1994

Uncle of Gary Sheffield





Winner of National League Rookie of the Year award, 1984. (New York Mets)
Winner of National League Pitcher of the Month award, September 1984, September 1985, April 1986, September 1990. (New York Mets)
Winner of National League Player of the Week award, July 8, 1984, September 9, 1984, August 4, 1985, September 22, 1985, April 14, 1991. (New York Mets)
Winner of National League Cy Young award, 1985. (New York Mets)
Named Pitcher on the National League Silver Slugger team, 1992. (New York Mets)

Uniform Number:16
Dwight Gooden also played for the following teams:
Selected by New York Mets organization in first round (fifth pick overall) of free agent draft on June 7, 1982.

Signed with New York Yankees as a free agent on February 20, 1996.

On disabled list from April 1, 1987 to June 5, 1987 (medical counseling program); from July 2, 1989 to September 2, 1989 (small tear back of the shoulder).

  • Established a Mets season record for Shutouts in 1985 with 8.

Pitching Record with New York Mets
Year GIPWLPct.HRERHRSOBBGSCGShOSvERA
1984 31 218.0179.6541617263727673317302.60
1985 35 276.2244.857198514713268693516801.53
1986 33 250.0176.739197927917200803312202.84
1987 25 179.2157.68216268641114853257303.21
1988 34 248.1189.66724298888175573410303.19
1989 19 118.194.692934238910147170012.89
1990 34 232.2197.731229106991022370342103.83
1991 27 190.0137.65018580761215056273103.60
1992 31 206.01013.43519793841114570313003.67
1993 29 208.21215.44418889801614961297203.45
1994 7 41.134.4294632299401570006.31
11 years 305 2169.215785.64918988237471231875651303672313.10

League Championship Series Record
Year GIPWLPct.HRERHRSOBBGSCGShOSvERA
1986 2 17.001.000162219520001.06
1988 3 18.100.0001066120820002.95
2 years 5 35.101.00026882291340002.04

World Series Record
Year GIPWLPct.HRERHRSOBBGSCGShOSvERA
1986 2 9.002.0001710829420008.00
1 year 2 9.002.0001710829420008.00

All-Star Game Record
Year GIPWLPct.HRERHRSOBBGSCGShOSvERA
1984 1 2.000.00010003000000.00
1986 1 3.001.00032212010006.00
1988 1 3.001.00031111110003.00
3 years 3 8.002.00073326120003.38

  • Led National League in innings pitched with 276.2 in 1985.
  • Led National League in wins with 24 in 1985.
  • Led National League in earned run average with 1.53 in 1985.
  • Led National League in strikeouts with 276 in 1984 and with 268 in 1985.
  • Led National League in complete games with 16 in 1985.
  • Led Mets in innings pitched with 218.0 in 1984, with 276.2 in 1985, with 250.0 in 1986, with 248.1 in 1988 and with 208.2 in 1993.
  • Led Mets in wins with 17 in 1984, with 24 in 1985, with 15 in 1987 and with 12 in 1993.
  • Led Mets in earned run average with 2.60 in 1984, with 1.53 in 1985, with 3.21 in 1987 and with 3.45 in 1993.
  • Led Mets in hits allowed with 242 in 1988, with 229 in 1990 and with 197 in 1992.
  • Led Mets in runs allowed with 92 in 1986, with 98 in 1988, with 106 in 1990 and with 93 in 1992.
  • Led Mets in earned runs allowed with 88 in 1988, with 99 in 1990 and with 84 in 1992.
  • Led Mets in walks with 70 in 1990 and with 61 in 1993.
  • Led Mets in strikeouts with 276 in 1984, with 268 in 1985 and with 149 in 1993. Tied for Mets lead in strikeouts with 200 in 1986.
  • Tied for Mets lead in games started with 35 in 1985, with 34 in 1988 and with 29 in 1993.
  • Led Mets in complete games with 7 in 1984, with 16 in 1985, with 12 in 1986, with 7 in 1987, with 10 in 1988 and with 7 in 1993.
  • Led Mets in shutouts with 3 in 1984, with 8 in 1985, with 3 in 1987 and with 2 in 1993. Tied for Mets lead in shutouts with 2 in 1986.

Games where Dwight Gooden had 10 or more Strikeouts
At Montreal (NL) 04/25/84. vs. Chicago (NL) 05/01/84. At Los Angeles (NL) 05/11/84. vs. Los Angeles (NL) 05/25/84.
vs. Montreal (NL) 06/22/84. vs. Houston (NL) 07/02/84. At Atlanta (NL) 07/15/84. At Cincinnati (NL) 07/20/84.
vs. Pittsburgh (NL) 08/11/84. At San Francisco (NL) 08/17/84. vs. Los Angeles (NL) 08/27/84. vs. San Diego (NL) 09/01/84.
vs. Chicago (NL) 09/07/84. vs. Pittsburgh (NL) 09/12/84. At Philadelphia (NL) 09/17/84. vs. Cincinnati (NL) 04/14/85.
vs. Philadelphia (NL) 05/10/85. At San Francisco (NL) 05/30/85. At Los Angeles (NL) 06/04/85. At Montreal (NL) 06/14/85.
At Houston (NL) 07/14/85. vs. Montreal (NL) 07/30/85. vs. San Francisco (NL) 08/20/85. At Los Angeles (NL) 09/06/85.
vs. Philadelphia (NL) 09/16/85. At St. Louis (NL) 10/02/85. vs. Philadelphia (NL) 04/19/86. vs. Los Angeles (NL) 05/28/86.
vs. Pittsburgh (NL) 06/13/86. At Philadelphia (NL) 08/11/86. vs. San Francisco (NL) 09/02/86. At Chicago (NL) 06/10/87.
vs. Philadelphia (NL) 08/04/87. vs. Philadelphia (NL) 09/07/87. At Montreal (NL) 09/16/87. At Philadelphia (NL) 09/30/87.
vs. Philadelphia (NL) 04/20/88. At Los Angeles (NL) 10/04/88. vs. San Diego (NL) 05/12/89. vs. Atlanta (NL) 04/24/90.
vs. Los Angeles (NL) 05/11/90. At Houston (NL) 07/17/90. At Los Angeles (NL) 08/24/90. At Philadelphia (NL) 09/08/90.
vs. Chicago (NL) 09/28/90. vs. Montreal (NL) 04/13/91. vs. Philadelphia (NL) 06/14/94.

Mets record in games started by Dwight Gooden
1984: (21-10) 1985: (28-7) 1986: (21-12) 1987: (15-10) 1988: (24-10) 1989: (10-7) 1990: (22-12) 1991: (16-11) 1992: (12-19) 1993: (12-17) 1994: (3-4)

1984 Dwight Gooden
1984 Dwight Gooden






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