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April 27, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Forty-eight hours after being placed on waivers, Dwight Gooden was back in the Yankees' rotation. Gooden, 0-3 with an 11.48 ERA, will replace David Cone against Minnesota today. Cone has a blister on his right middle finger. Gooden was put on waivers Wednesday, a necessary procedure if the Yankees want to send him to the minors. Teams can claim him until Tuesday. Lefthander Frank Viola, who has made just three appearances in the majors since May 1994, was brought up from the minors by Toronto.
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October 23, 1986 | By Jayson Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
He was the guy who was going to be the greatest pitcher of all time. And now he's still trying to figure out how to win a game in the postseason. He was the guy who was supposed to retire the Cy Young award. And now he's setting himself up to be the comeback player of the year. He is Dwight Gooden, age 21. And tonight he goes out to pitch for the 37th time this season. More important, he also will go out there for the final time this season. He will oppose Bruce Hurst in Game 5 of the World Series.
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July 3, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
News of the recent slump of Dwight Gooden apparently has not reached St. Louis. At least, it hasn't reached Whitey Herzog. The manager of the Cardinals and the National League all-star team said last night that Gooden would start the All-Star Game unless Gooden's work schedule with the Mets interfered. Herzog paid no attention to Gooden's recent trouble, a mini-slump in which his 5-0 start has turned into a 9-3 season. Herzog's decision, subject to change if a Mets game is postponed before the All-Star Game on July 15 in Houston, delighted Gooden.
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June 16, 2013
1The next two relievers in line for promotions to the majors should probably be lefthanders Cesar Jimenez and Mauricio Robles. Jimenez, a minor-league free-agent signing in the offseason, has pitched well all season with the IronPigs. Robles, 24, had a 1.17 ERA in his first six appearances with the IronPigs. 2The campaign for Darin Ruf to replace Ryan Howard at first base is a ridiculous one for obvious reasons. Before Saturday, Ruf had 10 more plate appearances than Howard but one fewer home run, one fewer extra-base hit and one fewer RBI. 3Phillippe Aumont's demotion from the Phillies to Lehigh Valley has not helped his confidence so far. The righthander went into the weekend with a 7.56 ERA in nine appearances and had walked 14 batters in 81/3 innings.
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March 8, 1992 | By Jayson Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was just a game of catch at 10 in the morning. Ah, but it wasn't any old game of catch - not when the man playing it was Dwight Gooden. So cameras clicked. Videotape rolled. And the man who has been the National League's greatest pitcher of his generation made one cautious toss after another - smiling all the while for the folks back home. If it were anyone else, it might not have mattered quite so much. But when the New York Mets gaze at Gooden these days, they might just be gazing at their entire season.
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February 23, 1991 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Contract extension talks between the New York Mets and pitcher Dwight Gooden broke off yesterday after the team's pitchers and catchers held their first workout in Port St. Lucie, Fla. "A deal couldn't be worked out so there will be no further talks with the Mets this year," said Gooden, who is eligible to become a free agent after this season. "I just want the money I'm worth. I tried to get a deal worked out. So now I'm just going to go out and play. " The last proposal from the Mets was $13 million for three years.
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April 7, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
What's this? The New York Mets, losers of 103 games a year ago, unbeaten and in first place? "I don't think you can set up the victory parade for anything yet," Mets manager Dallas Green said after yesterday's 4-1 victory completed a three-game sweep of the host Chicago Cubs. "A series doesn't make a year. But we came to play in very difficult weather. We took it to the other guys. " It was the first time the Mets had ever swept a three-game set on the road to open the season, and they're 3-0 for the first time since 1987.
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August 12, 1986 | By Robert Seltzer, Inquirer Staff Writer
In New York, a city he once owned, Dwight Gooden knows what the fans and the tabloids are saying about him. They are saying that his best years - all two of them - are behind him. They are saying that the thick smoke has disappeared from his fastball, replaced by a thin vapor that would not intimidate the likes of Bob Uecker, much less Mike Schmidt. They are saying that all the talk about Cooperstown is - are you ready? - premature. They are saying all of these things, and the Mets pitcher is listening -quietly, without descending into bitterness.
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June 5, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Dwight Gooden's toughest opponent tonight could be the pressure to perform, not the Pittsburgh Pirates. Shea Stadium is sold out for Gooden's first start with the New York Mets since undergoing four weeks of treatment for a cocaine problem in April. "It's going to be different for him to be back," said New York pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre. "It'll be his opening day. His return should pick us up. We've had a lot of problems with our pitchers. We'll all be happy he's back.
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April 2, 1991 | Daily News Wire Services
Dwight Gooden is swimming in Met wealth after yesterday signing a three- year extension that's potentially worth $16.2 million. But "Doc" won't earn a straight $5.4 million a year, so he isn't baseball's richest man. Not yet. That title still is held by Roger Clemens. Instead, there is what vice president Al Harazin termed "unique" language that ultimately means trouble for Frank Viola. The Mets have arranged the math so Gooden's guaranteed sum is $15.45 million and his yearly base average is $4.9 million.
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June 16, 2013
1The next two relievers in line for promotions to the majors should probably be lefthanders Cesar Jimenez and Mauricio Robles. Jimenez, a minor-league free-agent signing in the offseason, has pitched well all season with the IronPigs. Robles, 24, had a 1.17 ERA in his first six appearances with the IronPigs. 2The campaign for Darin Ruf to replace Ryan Howard at first base is a ridiculous one for obvious reasons. Before Saturday, Ruf had 10 more plate appearances than Howard but one fewer home run, one fewer extra-base hit and one fewer RBI. 3Phillippe Aumont's demotion from the Phillies to Lehigh Valley has not helped his confidence so far. The righthander went into the weekend with a 7.56 ERA in nine appearances and had walked 14 batters in 81/3 innings.
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February 29, 2012
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Spring training, like Florida in general, is life at a slower pace. It is a chance for all of us to focus on baseball as it used to be: close, intimate, unpretentious. You are more likely to see a player walking around the clubhouse putting together a round of golf, as Kyle Kendrick was doing yesterday, as you are to see him hunched over a video screen looking for the edge that might help him make it through a marathon season. Spring training is the place where baseball still exists in its organic state, a languid series of fielding practice and sliding drills featuring millionaire athletes whose contracted salaries do not begin until Opening Day. In short, it is a place for the Sam Perlozzos of the world.
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October 20, 2011 | BY TOM MAHON, mahont@phillynews.com
DWIGHT GOODEN told ESPN's E:60 that he missed the Mets' 1986 World Series parade because he was in a drug dealer's apartment high on cocaine. In an interview that aired last night, the former Cy Young Award winner who has a long history of drug addiction, explained what happened to him after the Mets' Game 7 win over the Red Sox: After that game was over, we're celebrating and everything at the ballpark, in the clubhouse, and me and some...
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June 6, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
In one place, Dwight Gooden says he wants to stay with the New York Yankees. In another, he said he is willing to be shipped out if that's what owner George Steinbrenner wants. "I would rather spend the rest of my career with the Yankees because of everything they stand for and everything Mr. Steinbrenner has done for me," the righthander said yesterday in an interview with the Tampa Tribune. Steinbrenner is said to be displeased with Gooden for a May 7 incident in Arlington, Texas.
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April 27, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Forty-eight hours after being placed on waivers, Dwight Gooden was back in the Yankees' rotation. Gooden, 0-3 with an 11.48 ERA, will replace David Cone against Minnesota today. Cone has a blister on his right middle finger. Gooden was put on waivers Wednesday, a necessary procedure if the Yankees want to send him to the minors. Teams can claim him until Tuesday. Lefthander Frank Viola, who has made just three appearances in the majors since May 1994, was brought up from the minors by Toronto.
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March 4, 1996 | by Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Writer
He was supposed to be long gone by now. Dallas Green was supposed to be back on that Pennsylvania farm of his, growing unpronounceable flowers with his wife Sylvia and lamenting the incorrigibility of the modern baseball player. Hired in 1993 by a New York Mets administration since deposed, Green was supposed to be too harsh, too unbending and too unfeeling to suffer through the huge rebuilding process the Mets were about to undertake. Kids needed their egos caressed, not crushed.
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November 5, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
If there is a 1995 season, Dwight Gooden will not be a part of it. Gooden, the beloved but bedeviled pitcher who carried the New York Mets to baseball's biggest prize, was suspended yesterday for the 1995 season because of repeated drug violations. Gooden, who will turn 30 in two weeks, already had been suspended once this year - for 60 days on June 28 after testing positive for drugs. He underwent treatment at the Betty Ford Center from July 22 to Aug. 14, but tested positive again.
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April 7, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
What's this? The New York Mets, losers of 103 games a year ago, unbeaten and in first place? "I don't think you can set up the victory parade for anything yet," Mets manager Dallas Green said after yesterday's 4-1 victory completed a three-game sweep of the host Chicago Cubs. "A series doesn't make a year. But we came to play in very difficult weather. We took it to the other guys. " It was the first time the Mets had ever swept a three-game set on the road to open the season, and they're 3-0 for the first time since 1987.
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June 13, 1993 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Danny Jackson was sprawled across the clubhouse floor before last night's game, fervently exercising. The instant the game ended, he was airborne, his big left hand thrust skyward. In between those moments, Jackson occupied a level he hadn't visited in several years, shutting out the New York Mets, 3-0, at Shea Stadium. "It had been so long," said Jackson. "I was so happy. " It was Jackson's first shutout since September 1988, his first complete- game victory since September 1988, his first complete game since July 1989.
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March 8, 1992 | By Jayson Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was just a game of catch at 10 in the morning. Ah, but it wasn't any old game of catch - not when the man playing it was Dwight Gooden. So cameras clicked. Videotape rolled. And the man who has been the National League's greatest pitcher of his generation made one cautious toss after another - smiling all the while for the folks back home. If it were anyone else, it might not have mattered quite so much. But when the New York Mets gaze at Gooden these days, they might just be gazing at their entire season.
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