Date: 5/14/1996
Dwight Gooden's life has been a roller coaster. He came on the scene with the Mets as a skinny 19-year old kid with a rocket for an arm in 1984. He had an all-time great year in '85, and helped the '86 Amazin's to a World Series win over Bill Buckner and the Red Sox. Doc battled substance abuse almost his entire career and before 1996 he had just finished serving his second suspension from the game. The Boss gave him what seemed to be his umpteenth chance at redemption. That move payed off when Gooden no-hit a nasty Mariners club with 135 pitches, five Ks and six walks in a 2-0 victory to became the King of New York once again.