Big strikeout games from Seaver and Gooden, plus lots of Mets birthdays.
Just as Dwight Gooden's Friday night starts at Shea Stadium became events in the 1980s, Matt Harvey is poised to electrify New York as he takes on Stephen Strasburg on Friday, April 19 at Citi Field.
The Mets played patsy to the Expos in the franchise's first ever game on this date in 1969, which also happened to be Gary Carter's 15th birthday.
The Doctor was in for the first time ever on this date in 1984, as Dwight Gooden made his major league debut at the Astrodome.
George Thomas Seaver and Dwight Eugene Gooden were named Rookies of the Year on this date in in 1967 and 1984, respectively. Coincidentally, the two hard-throwing right-handers, who celebrate their...