Dwight Gooden

United States

Dwight Gooden Bio

Who is Dwight Gooden

Dwight Gooden is an American baseball pitcher who started his MLB career with New York Mets and later played for New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and New York Yankees (second stint).

Early Life (Childhood)

Credited as a talented player, he made his debut of MLB in 1984 and quickly establishes himself as one of the league's most talented pitchers.

Interesting Facts

He also appeared in the fifth season of the reality show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Through his innate talent, he has maintained a pretty amount of bank balance. He has an estimated net worth of $200 thousand.

Personal Life

He married his long-term girlfriend, Monica Harris on November 21, 1987. The couple celebrated their wedding in the presence of 600 guests which includes his parents, relatives, and teammates. Their relationship lasted for 17 years, and they divorced in 2004. She later started dating Monique Moore The couple reputedly got married in 2009 and had been leading a happy relationship ever since.


In 1985, he won the NL Cy Young Award. Also, he was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 2010.


He was a capable player throughout his career. However, his career took a tailspin by cocaine and alcohol addiction. Also, he was suspended for the 1995 season after a positive drug test while serving a prior suspension.