Today’s guest is the legendary pitcher Dwight Gooden! We not only got to chat with Dr. K, but we got to do it in the dugout at the Mets training facility during Fantasy Camp.
Dwight is a huge part of baseball history. He’s won three World Series, rookie of the year, Cy Young, played in four all star games, pitched a no hitter… and next year his #16 will be retired by the Mets organization. He opened up to us about all of it!
From stories of his early days with the Mets, getting recruited, called up to the majors and his first start in Houston. What he was doing during that infamous rally in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series and how celebration soon turned to debauchery. He takes us back to the day of his Yankee no-hitter, what he was thinking and what it means to him now. He doesn’t hold back when discussing his mistakes, his struggles with substance abuse and how he’s trying to use his lessons to help others.
With his number getting retired next year, we got a little nostalgic and talked about some of his favorite moments and teammates, including Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez, Daryl Strawberry and Derek Jeter.
Being there for Mets Fantasy Camp you could feel the love the fans have for Dwight. They’ve stuck by him through all the ups and downs and we are so happy to share his story with you!
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