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Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Autos From Max Part 1 - Doc Gooden
Gooden (b. 1964) played in the majors from 1984 to 1994 and 1996 to 2000 for the Mets, Yankees, Indians, Astros and Devil Rays. He had a career record of 194-112 with 2,293 strike outs and an ERA of 3.51.
Gooden was the 1984 NL Rookie of the Year and the 1985 NL Cy Young Award winner. He was a 4-time All Star (1984, 1985, 1986, 1988) and a Silver Slugger Award winner (1992). He won the World Series with the Mets in 1986. He was also a member of World Series winning Yankees teams in 1996 and 2000, but did not pitch in those World Series.
Gooden was on track for a sure Hall of Fame career, but drug use derailed his career in his prime. As a result, he appeared on only one Hall of Fame ballot, 2006, but received only 3.3% of the vote. He is sure to get some more consideration via the Veterans Committee, but I sincerely doubt he will ever make it into the Hall.
Max also picked up another auto for me at the show that I will discuss in my next post, to stay tuned!
Thank you so much for the pickup, Max!!