Tag Archives: Doc Gooden

Smoky Joe Wood, Mort Cooper, Dick Wakefield, and Other Random Notes on Players at the Winter Solstice

As 2013 comes to a finish and activity at ROTB HQ reaches a fevered pitch (poor pun intended), I (Evander) would like “to close” (not Mariano-style) the year with Random Notes on fine, even great, baseball players who are by … Continue reading

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Congratulations to R. A. Dickey

Fans of the New York Mets have not had much to cheer about over the final ninety games of the 2012 season. I (Evander) attended only one Major League Baseball game this year: July 4, Mets versus the Philadelphia Phillies. … Continue reading

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Johan Santana Throws First No-hitter for Mets in Their 8,020th Game

Congratulations from the Right Off the Bat project to Johan Santana, the first Mets pitcher to twirl a no-hitter. Philip Gregory Humber and David Cone had pitched perfect games for other teams. Former Mets stars Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, and … Continue reading

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Clayton Kershaw

Evander doesn’t get much news from The Coast: It rarely filters in to Right Off the Bat HQ. But I have been clued in to Dodgers phenom Clayton Kershaw. He has won twenty games in his first year: Doc Gooden-like. … Continue reading

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