24 Years Ago Today…

Dwight Gooden breaks the season strikeout record for a rookie by whiffing 16 Pirates. Gooden’s total of 251 is six more than Herb Score’s 1955 mark.

Doc K had the world at his fingertips, with a blazing, heavy fastball, and a curveball named “Lord Charles”. Many of very good hitters made many of walks back to the dugout with their bats not even coming close to hitting his pitches.

Such a shame that Gooden succumbed to the disease of alcohol and drugs. I would have liked to have taken my boys to Cooperstown one day and told them stories of him pitching while looking at his plaque for induction.


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