NEW YORK - JULY 31: Former players Darryl Strawberry (L) and Dwight Gooden speak during a press conference for their induction into the New York Mets Hall of Fame prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 31, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Good morning, Sports fans and aficionados!  It’s your athletics ambassador Davey Mac here…and we’ve got a big Sports Report for ya!  We’ve got football, baseball, basketball, and hockey…but first!  Some fun news for Mets fans!

The Mets have announced that they will honor two legendary Mets, Darryl Strawberry, and Dwight Gooden, with separate special days where each player will get his number retired.  And they both deserve it.  Darryl played for the Mets for eight seasons…and had some monster years (especially for the 1980’s where slugging and offense generally were down).  In 1987 and 1988, Darryl had back-to-back seasons where he hit 39 home runs and drove in over 100 RBI.  In fact, in all eight years, Darryl never hit less than 26 homers.  Darryl also won National League Rookie Of The Year in 1983 and was a seven-time All-Star with the Mets.  And, of course, he won a World Series with New York in 1986.

Red Sox v Mets

FLUSHING, NY – OCTOBER 27: Right fielder Darryl Strawberry #18 of the New York Mets swings during game 7 of the 1986 World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Shea Stadium on October 27, 1986 in Flushing, New York. The Mets won the series 4-3.

 

As for Gooden, also known as Dr. K, was a complete pitching phenom.  Winner of the National League Rookie Of The Year award in 1984, Doc was 17 and 9 with a 2.60 ERA and a league-leading 276 strikeouts in his premiere season!  He followed up that historic year by winning the National League Cy Young award in 1985 by going 24 and 4 with a league-leading ERA of 1.53 ERA, sixteen complete games, and 268 strikeouts.  And, like Darryl, Doc was on the 1986 team that won it all.

DWIGHT GOODEN METS

1988: DWIGHT GOODEN DELIVERS A PITCH FOR THE NEW YORK METS AT SHEA STADIUM IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK DURING THE 1988 SEASON.

 

 

Pretty cool.  It’s an honor well-deserved for these two Met legends.  Congrats to Doc and Darryl.  I’m Davey Mac…now on to the rest of the Sports Report!

Red Sox v Mets

FLUSHING, NY – OCTOBER 27: The New York Mets celebrate after winning game 7 of the 1986 World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Shea Stadium on October 27, 1986 in Flushing, New York. The Mets won the series 4-3.

 

 

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  • That's Today's Davey Mac Sports Report!

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