Dwight Gooden Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Dwight Eugene Gooden, better known by his nickname Dr. K, was born on the 16th November 1964, in Tampa, Florida, USA. He is probably best recognized for being a retired professional baseball player, who played in the position of pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) for six teams, including the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. His professional career was active from 1984 to 2000.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Dwight Gooden is? It is estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of Gooden’s net worth is over $200,000 as of mid-2016 – most of his income is the result of his successful involvement in the sports industry as a professional MLB player. Another source of his wealth is represented by the selling of his autobiographical book.

Dwight Gooden Net Worth $200,000

Dwight Gooden was raised with four siblings by his father, Dan, who worked as a coach of a semi-professional baseball team, and his mother Ella May. Thus, under the influence of his father, he began playing baseball as a child. He attended Hillsborough High School, where he played for the school team. As a senior, he set a record of 7-4 with 135 strikeouts.

Dwight’s professional baseball career began in the early 1980s, when he entered the 1982 MLB Draft, in which he was selected as the fifth pick overall by the New York Mets. However, he joined the Mets in 1984, after spending a season in the minor league, playing for the Lynchburg Mets, in which team he was one of the most dominant players with 300 strikeouts in 191 innings overall. The following season he joined the Mets, and immediately showed that he was the real deal. He played for the Mets until 1994, during which period his net worth increased to a large degree, thanks to the lucrative contracts he received. However, he soon suffered a drug addiction, and his future career was at stake. In order to avoid suspension, he was admitted into a rehabilitation clinic in 1986, and returned to the Mets the following season. He continued successfully until 1992, when the injuries began to appear, and jeopardize his career, again.

He played for two more years for the Mets, and then became a free agent. After two years without a team, he was acquired by the New York Yankees; however, his numbers were nowhere near the ones when he played in the Mets, and after one season he was released.

He retired after the 2000 season, but before retirement he played for the Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Devils, and he returned to the Yankees for a short stint, but was released by the club.

During his career, Dwight won several prestigious awards as an individual and as a part of the team, including three World Series Champion rings, 1986, 1996 and 2000, he was the NL Rookie of the Year in 1984, and in 1992 he won the Silver Slugger Award. Furthermore, Dwight won the Triple Crown in 1985, and appeared four times in the All-Star games, in 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1988. In 2010 he was inducted into the New York Mets Hall Of Fame.

His career continued even after retirement, as he worked in the New York Yankee’s office. Dwight’s net worth also increased when he was hired as the Newark Bears’ vice president of community relations.

Dwight also authored a book, entitled “Heat” in 1999, in which are depicted his problems with drugs and alcohol. The sales of the book have also added a lot to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Dwight Gooden has been married to Monique Moore since 2009, and they are the parents of two children. Previously, he was in marriage with Monica Harris(1987-2004), with whom he also has two children.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 16, 1964
Birth place: Tampa, Florida, USA
Height:6' 3" (1.91 m)
Weight:190lb (95 kg)
Profession:Baseball pitcher
Education:Hillsborough High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Monique Moore (m. 2009), Monica Harris (m. 1987–2004)
Children:Devin Gooden, Darren Gooden, Ariel Gooden, Ashley Gooden, Dwight Gooden Jr.
Parents:Dan Gooden, Ella Mae Gooden
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He compiled stats is his first 4 years that place him among the top pitchers of all time.1984: 17-9, ERA 2.60 and 276 Strikeouts (setting a rookie record). 1985: 23-4, ERA 1.53 and 268 strikeouts. 1986: 17-6, ERA 2.84 and 200 strikeouts. 1987: 15-7, ERA 3.21 and 148 strikeouts.
2His 16 year career record was 194-112 with an ERA of 3.51, 2800.2 innings pitched, and 2293 strikeouts.
3Made major league debut on 7 April 1984.
4Named to Baseball Digest magazine's 1984 Rookie All-Star Team.
5Children: Ariel, Devin, Darren, Ashley by his estranged wife, Monica; Dwight Jr. by former gilfriend, Debra Hamilton.
6Member of 1986 World Series Champion New York Mets team. Member of 1988 National League Eastern Division Champion New York Mets team. Member of 1996 and 2000 World Series Champion New York Yankees teams. Member of 1998 and 1999 American League Central Division Cleveland Indians team.
7Finished 4th in voting for 1985 National League MVP.
81984 National League Rookie of the Year.
9Named to 4 National League All Star Teams (1984-1986 and 1988).
10Pitcher for New York Mets (1984-1994), New York Yankees (1996-1997 and 2000), Cleveland Indians (1998-1999), Houston Astros (2000) and Tampa Devil Rays (2000).
11Threw a no-hitter for the Yankees against the Seattle Mariners in the 1996 season.
12Retired from baseball in 2000.
13Won the 1985 NL Cy Young Award while playing for the NY Mets.


Filmography

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ruthless People1986pitcher

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Star-Crossed2002TV SpecialHimself
60 Minutes2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Former Baseball Player (segment "Darryl Strawberry")
2000 Official World Series2000Video documentaryHimself (New York Yankees Pitcher)
2000 American League Championship Series2000TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher
1998 American League Championship Series1998TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Cleveland Indians Pitcher
Sunday Night Baseball1990-1997TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher / Himself - New York Mets Pitcher
Late Show with David Letterman1996TV SeriesHimself
The Greatest League Championship Series1994VideoHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHimself
An Amazin Era: Revised and Updated1989VideoHimself
1988 National League Championship Series1988TV SeriesHimself - New York Mets Pitcher
1988 MLB All-Star Game1988TV SpecialHimself - NL Pitcher
Let's Go Mets1986Documentary shortHinself
1986 World Series1986TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Mets Pitcher
1986 National League Championship Series1986TV SeriesHimself - New York Mets Pitcher
1986 MLB All-Star Game1986TV SpecialHimself - NL Pitcher
An Amazin' Era1986Video documentaryHimself
1984 MLB All-Star Game1984TV SpecialHimself - NL Pitcher
30 for 302016TV Series documentaryHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2015TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself
Phillies Nation TV2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jim Rome on Showtime2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew2011TV SeriesHimself
Prime 92011TV SeriesHimself
Yankeeography2009TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prime 92009TV SeriesHimself
2004 World Series2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Beyond the Glory2004TV Series documentaryHimself

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