1984 HEADLINE: Dwight Gooden Becomes Youngest ROY In Baseball History
On this day in 1984, Dwight Gooden became the youngest player in major league history to capture the Rookie Of The Year award.
Debuting in ’84 at the young age of 19, Gooden was fierce!
He made 31 starts that season, and compiled a 19-7 record. He amassed 276 strikeouts during that campaign, and finished the season with a very low and respectable 2.60 ERA.
In addition to an All-Star team selection, Gooden finished in second place for the NL’s Cy Young award.
Happy Anniversary Doc!!!