Autograph Of The Week : Dwight Gooden

On September 12, 1984, Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets broke the rookie strikeout record, fanning sixteen Pittsburgh Pirates to give him two-hundred and fifty-one, six more than Herb Score had in 1955. Gooden broke the record by striking out Marvell Wynne in the sixth inning.

"The worst part of being an addict is that you lie all the time." - Dwight Gooden
Autograph of the Week

2nd Week of September Recipient

Dwight Gooden Autograph

Card
1987 Topps

Card Number
10

Pen
Blue Sharpie

Notes
1986 All-Star Commemorative Card.



Dwight Gooden won the Rookie of the Year Award in 1984 - do you remember how many other pitchers have won?

Dwight Gooden followed up the rookie season with a Cy Young Award in 1985 then a trip to the World Series in 1986.

Baseball Almanac selected Heat, by Dwight Gooden , as one of our book shelf books - one every baseball fan should have on their bookshelf.

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