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Dwight Gooden's early years with the New York Mets were golden -- he was the youngest winner of the Cy Young Award in baseball history and led the New York Mets to one of the most dramatic World Series victories in 1986. Dwight Gooden -- a.k.a. Doc or simply Dr. K -- had a fastball that hitters just could not beat. But Gooden's fall was as quick and dramatic as his rise. BDwight Gooden's early years with the New York Mets were golden -- he was the youngest winner of the Cy Young Award in baseball history and led the New York Mets to one of the most dramatic World Series victories in 1986. Dwight Gooden -- a.k.a. Doc or simply Dr. K -- had a fastball that hitters just could not beat. But Gooden's fall was as quick and dramatic as his rise. By 1994 he had twice been suspended from the league for drug abuse, plunging him into a vicious cycle that threatened his career and, ultimately, his life.Today, Dwight Gooden is back in the big leagues. Heat captures Gooden's poignant road to recovery, and how it culminated in his second World Series ring with the New York Yankees in 1996, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Yankees club. During his fourteen years in the big leagues, Dwight Gooden has seen plenty. Heat brings to life the glorious world championship baseball through the eyes of one of its most popular and talented stars....

Title : Heat: My Life on and Off the Diamond
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ISBN : 9780688163396
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Heat: My Life on and Off the Diamond Reviews

  • ScottBreslove
    2018-12-02 12:23

    Not a bad book, not a great book. Almost interchangeable with High and Tight, while High and Tight was Gooden and Strawberrys stories interwoven, Heat was Goodens story centered around his no hitter with the Yankees. Heat started about the same time chronologically as High and Tight, but ended later, including Docs career with the Yankees and a season with the Indians. You could read both books, but I'd say you only really need to read one to get a clear picture. Unfortunately for Heat, I read High and Tight first, and that probably affected Heats rating.

  • Mary
    2018-12-02 11:24

    There were times when I wanted to say "Would you like a little cheese with that whine?" while reading this. Was it the sense of entitlement that comes from being a superstar athlete? I don't know. But since I watched Doc Gooden at the height of his career, I thought I would feel more sympathetic to him than I did while reading this book.

  • Craig
    2018-12-13 10:33

    This was a good book offering an insider's view of some great Mets and Yankees teams. I found Gooden to be a believable storyteller.