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Full Name: Dwight Eugene Gooden Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/190 First Game: April 7, 1984
Birthdate: November 16, 1964 Final Game: September 29, 2000
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida MLB Experience: 16 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on November 16, 1964 in Tampa, Florida, Dwight Gooden (Dwight Eugene Gooden) played for the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Houston Astros over the course of his 16 year career. Gooden broke into the bigs on April 7, 1984 with the New York Mets, and put up a 2.60 ERA in 218 innings pitched in 1984, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Dwight Gooden's best season was 1985, when he posted a 1.53 ERA, won 24 games and struck out 268 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1984 NY N 31 31 17 9 2.60 276 72 63 7 3 0 218 161 7 73 2 3 2
1985 NY N 35 35 24 4 1.53 268 51 47 16 8 0 276.2 198 13 69 4 6 2
1986 NY N 33 33 17 6 2.84 200 92 79 12 2 0 250 197 17 80 3 4 4
1987 NY N 25 25 15 7 3.21 148 68 64 7 3 0 179.2 162 11 53 2 1 2
1988 NY N 34 34 18 9 3.19 175 98 88 10 3 0 248.1 242 8 57 4 5 6
1989 NY N 19 17 9 4 2.89 101 42 38 0 0 1 118.1 93 9 47 2 7 2
1990 NY N 34 34 19 7 3.83 223 106 99 2 1 0 232.2 229 10 70 3 6 7
1991 NY N 27 27 13 7 3.60 150 80 76 3 1 0 190 185 12 56 2 5 3
1992 NY N 31 31 10 13 3.67 145 93 84 3 0 0 206 197 11 70 7 3 3
1993 NY N 29 29 12 15 3.45 149 89 80 7 2 0 208.2 188 16 61 1 5 9
1994 NY N 7 7 3 4 6.31 40 32 29 0 0 0 41.1 46 9 15 1 2 1
1996 NY A 29 29 11 7 5.01 126 101 95 1 1 0 170.2 169 19 88 4 9 9
1997 NY A 20 19 9 5 4.91 66 61 58 0 0 0 106.1 116 14 53 1 8 7
1998 CLE A 23 23 8 6 3.76 83 59 56 0 0 0 134 135 13 51 0 3 9
1999 CLE A 26 22 3 4 6.26 88 90 80 0 0 0 115 127 18 67 3 4 9
2000 TB A 8 8 2 3 6.63 23 32 27 0 0 0 36.2 47 14 20 0 2 3
2000 NY A 18 5 4 2 3.36 31 28 24 0 0 2 64.1 66 8 21 3 1 0
2000 HOU N 1 1 0 0 9.00 1 4 4 0 0 0 4 6 1 3 0 2 0
2000 Total 27 14 6 5 4.71 55 64 55 0 0 2 105 119 23 44 3 5 3
2000 TOT A 26 13 6 5 4.54 54 60 51 0 0 2 101 113 22 41 3 3 3
Total NL 306 304 157 85 3.11 1876 827 751 67 23 1 2173.2 1904 124 654 31 49 41
Total AL 124 106 37 27 4.88 417 371 340 1 1 2 627 660 86 300 11 27 37
Total 430 410 194 112 3.51 2293 1198 1091 68 24 3 2800.2 2564 210 954 42 76 78

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1984 NY N P 31 31 218 21 22 2 0 0 2 47 5 2 .956
1985 NY N P 35 35 276.2 25 38 2 6 0 2 22 10 5 .969
1986 NY N P 33 33 250 36 36 2 5 0 0 33 6 3 .973
1987 NY N P 25 25 179.2 15 22 3 3 0 2 24 7 5 .925
1988 NY N P 34 34 248.1 27 56 5 3 0 4 56 10 1 .943
1989 NY N P 19 17 118.1 8 16 3 0 0 1 30 6 1 .889
1990 NY N P 34 34 232.2 15 35 4 5 0 3 60 16 4 .926
1991 NY N P 27 27 190 15 28 2 3 0 0 33 16 0 .956
1992 NY N P 31 31 206 9 40 6 1 0 0 22 11 2 .891
1993 NY N P 29 29 208.2 19 24 2 1 0 0 28 10 0 .956
1994 NY N P 7 7 41.1 1 11 1 1 0 1 11 3 0 .923
1996 NY A P 29 29 170.2 9 26 1 1 0 3 24 5 4 .972
1997 NY A P 20 19 106.1 9 18 0 1 0 1 8 5 6 1.000
1998 CLE A P 23 23 134 6 18 0 1 0 0 16 4 0 1.000
1999 CLE A P 26 22 115 5 16 0 1 0 0 27 5 1 1.000
2000 TB A P 8 8 36.2 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 3 1 .667
2000 NY A P 18 5 64.1 4 14 0 3 0 1 5 3 0 1.000
2000 HOU N P 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000
2000 Total P 27 14 105 4 17 1 3 0 1 11 6 1 .955
2000 TOT A P 26 13 101 4 16 1 3 0 1 10 6 1 .952
Total P 430 410 2800.2 224 423 34 35 0 20 452 125 35 .950

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1984 NY N 31 70 5 14 0 3 .200 .205 .200 0 0 1 14 0 10 0 0 3
1985 NY N 35 93 11 21 1 9 .226 .265 .280 2 0 5 15 0 9 0 0 1
1986 NY N 33 81 5 7 0 4 .086 .119 .111 0 1 2 16 1 13 0 0 3
1987 NY N 25 64 4 14 0 4 .219 .227 .219 0 0 1 9 0 5 0 0 1
1988 NY N 34 90 8 16 1 9 .178 .185 .222 1 0 1 18 0 9 0 0 1
1989 NY N 19 40 1 8 0 1 .200 .195 .275 3 0 0 7 0 3 0 0 1
1990 NY N 35 75 4 14 1 9 .187 .225 .267 1 1 2 15 2 14 0 0 0
1991 NY N 27 63 7 15 1 6 .238 .238 .333 3 0 0 9 0 8 1 0 1
1992 NY N 33 72 8 19 1 9 .264 .274 .375 3 1 1 16 0 4 0 0 1
1993 NY N 30 70 5 14 2 9 .200 .200 .371 2 2 0 11 0 6 0 0 1
1994 NY N 7 12 1 2 0 2 .167 .167 .167 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0
1996 NY A 29 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 NY A 20 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1998 CLE A 23 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1999 CLE A 26 2 1 1 1 2 .500 .667 2.000 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2000 TB A 8 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 NY A 18 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2000 HOU N 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Total 27 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2000 TOT A 26 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 310 731 59 144 7 65 .197 .212 .260 15 5 13 131 3 85 1 0 13
Total AL 124 10 1 1 1 2 .100 .182 .400 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
Total 434 741 60 145 8 67 .196 .212 .262 15 5 14 135 3 85 1 0 13

Transactions

  • Selected by New York Mets in the 1st round (5th pick overall) of the free-agent draft (June 7, 1982 - signed June 10, 1982).
  • Granted free agency (October 24, 1994).
  • Signed by New York Yankees (February 20, 1996).
  • Granted free agency (November 1, 1997).
  • Signed by Cleveland Indians (December 8, 1997).
  • Granted free agency (November 4, 1999).
  • Signed by Houston Astros (January 6, 2000).
  • Sold by Houston Astros to Tampa Bay Devil Rays (April 13, 2000).
  • Released by Tampa Bay Devil Rays (May 25, 2000).
  • Signed by New York Yankees (June 11, 2000).
  • Granted free agency (November 10, 2000).
  • Signed by New York Yankees (December 7, 2000).

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