Autograph and photo courtesy of the G Archives.
Happy birthday to former major league pitcher Dwight Gooden. Even though when you live in New York, you have to chose whether to love the Yankees and hate the Mets or vice versa, coming from California, I loved both teams. Now I couldn’t care less. When I was in love with baseball, it was exhilarating to see Dwight Gooden pitch. He was absolutely amazing. He fell victim to drug and alcohol problems and it ruined his career. So sad. I hope he has overcome those problems and is doing better now.