Dwight Gooden’s Unforgettable 1985 Baseball Season

Dwight Gooden’s Unforgettable 1985 Baseball Season

Following up on his amazing rookie season, Gooden was amazingly even better during his second full year in the majors.

Now, at 20-years old, ‘Doc’ was performing like a seasoned veteran.  With a repertoire that included one of the best fastballs in the game, Gooden made 35 starts for the Mets while recording 24 wins and just 4 losses.  His season ending ERA of 1.53 is one of the lowest from a starting pitcher with 20 or more starts in a season.

Oh, and he struck out 268 batter too.

Gooden made his second All-Star appearance in 1985, and he finished in 4th place for the MVP award too.  He won the Cy Young Award unanimously, capturing all 24 first-place votes.

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2 responses to “Dwight Gooden’s Unforgettable 1985 Baseball Season

  1. I was huge into DOC Gooden when he first came up! I had collected everything he was on. SI covers, all his cards, etc etc… Little did I realize that many years later, my first daughter would be born on his birthday and now she also has a binder full of his stuff! lol Too bad drugs ruined his career….

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