Dwight "Doc" Gooden

Dwight "Doc" Gooden

Meet Legendary Baseball Player "Doc" Gooden!

One of the greatest pitchers of all time, tells his bruisingly honest story of addiction and recovery.  With fresh and sober eyes, Dwight Gooden shares the most intimate moments of his successes and failures, from endless self-destructive drug binges to three World Series rings. Known for his triumphs on the baseball field and his excesses off of it, Gooden was a soft-spoken, dominating wunderkind who tallied a mountain of strikeouts while leading the 1986 bad-boy New York Mets to a World Series win. Even at that pinnacle, Gooden had already succumbed to a cocaine addiction that would short-circuit his career and personal life.  

Gooden’s story transcends baseball, from his childhood in Tampa raised by a father who was an alcoholic womanizer, to the recent experience of overcoming his own demons on the show Celebrity Rehab.

Ticket Price $10.00

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Underwritten by Ridgefield Prevention Council - Family University, Rudy & Sally Ruggles
Partially Underwritten by MCCA, Reliance Merchant Services & The Tutoring Club

The general support of the Housatonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse, Inc. and the financial support of the State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.


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