Athletes Who Joined Their Sworn Enemy

Dwight Gooden

Old Team: New York Mets
New TeamNew York Yankees
Year: 1996

Arguably one of the greatest pitchers in Mets history, Dwight Gooden accomplished plenty while rocking the blue and orange, including four All-Star selections, Rookie of the Year (1984) and the NL Cy Young in 1985. But after off-the-field issues started hampering his abilities on the mound, most notably, a 3-4 record with 6.31 ERA in 1994 prior to testing positive for cocaine, forced the Metropolitans to part ways with Gooden. After a year off from baseball, Doc signed with the crosstown rival Yankees where he went on to win two of his three championships in pinstripes and in his first season with the Yanks, he threw a no-hitter which is something the Mets just accomplished last year (Shouts to Johan!). Can you imagine the range of emotions going through Mets fans' heads the next day when picking up the paper?

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