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Dwight 'Doc' Gooden

Dwight Eugene Gooden (born November 16, 1964), nicknamed "Doc Gooden" or "Dr. K", is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He was one of the most dominant and feared pitchers in the National League in the middle and late 1980s. A native of Tampa, Florida, Dwight Gooden was drafted in the first round in 1982, the fifth player taken overall. He spent one season in the minors, in which he led the Class-A Carolina League in wins, strikeouts and ERA while playing for the Lynchburg Mets. Gooden had 300 strikeouts in 191 innings, a performance which convinced Triple-A Tidewater Tides manager, future Mets skipper Davey Johnson, that he was capable of making the unusual leap to the major league. Gooden made his major-league debut on April 7, 1984 with the New York Mets at the age of 19. He quickly developed a reputation with his 98 MPH fastball and sweeping curveball, which was given the superlative nickname of "Lord Charles," in contrast with "Uncle Charlie," a common nickname for a curveball. He was dubbed "Dr. K," (by analogy with basketball's "Dr. J", Julius Erving, and also in reference to the letter "K" being the standard abbreviation for strikeout), which soon became shortened to

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Ex-MLB Star Dwight 'Doc' Gooden -- Sued By Lawyers Over Massive Divorce Bill

'Doc' Gooden
Sued By Lawyers Over Massive Divorce Bill

Another punch straight to the gut for ex-MLB star Dwight 'Doc' Gooden -- TMZ has learned, his own lawyers just sued him for not paying the tab on his divorce.Doc's wife Monique filed for divorce… READ MORE >

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Ex-MLB Star Dwight Gooden
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More problems for Doc Gooden -- the troubled ex-MLB star has just been evicted from the NJ mansion he was renting after allegedly stiffing his landlord for months ... TMZ has learned. What makes… READ MORE >

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Michael Lohan -- Doc Gooden's Talking Out of His Ass

Michael Lohan
Doc Gooden's Talking Out Of His Ass

Michael Lohan says he's not surprised that ex-MLB star Dwight "Doc" Gooden is trash talking him  ... telling TMZ, Gooden is still bitter because Michael recently tried to get him to go back… READ MORE >

- 469 days ago
Dwight 'Doc' Gooden -- Lindsay Lohan Was Always Doomed Because Her Dad's a Head Case

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Ex-baseball star Dwight 'Doc' Gooden uncorked a verbal beanball at Michael Lohan -- calling him a rehab nightmare, and the root of Lindsay Lohan's problems.Gooden's not the first to say that ...… READ MORE >

- 469 days ago
Dwight Gooden -- Removed From Home After Threatening Estranged Wife

MLB Legend Dwight Gooden
Removed From Home After Threatening Estranged Wife

The estranged wife of Dwight Gooden has been granted a temporary restraining order against the baseball legend after she had to call the police on him for making threats against her and her family… READ MORE >

- 569 days ago
Dwight 'Doc' Gooden -- Benched from Bartending Gig

Dwight 'Doc' Gooden -- Benched from Bartending Gig

It was the worst idea ever -- hiring a baseball legend with a long history of substance abuse to be a celebrity bartender ... but thankfully, the plan was scrapped at the last minute.Former… READ MORE >

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