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May 8th, 1996- Dwight Gooden wins first AL game

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One of the best pitchers of the 80s, Dwight Gooden faced a suspension in the 1995 season following a positive drug test. He made his return in 1996, but was far less efficient than he was in his best years with the Mets. He entered the game 0-3 but this match-up came against the worst hitting team in baseball, the Detroit Tigers. It didn’t look good in the first inning when Gooden gave up three runs on two hits, but he settled down and won his first game as a Yankee.

Prior to his substance abuse, Gooden was one of the MLB’s best pitchers, winning a Cy Young award in 1985 with an outstanding 24-4 record.

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Dylan Miller is currently a Junior at Colonia High School,he enjoys participating in sports,earning varsity letters in Cross Country,Winter Track and Spring Track. In addition to participating in sports, Dylan also follows the NFL,NBA and MLB. Scouting is a large part of Dylan’s extracurricular activities,while on his path to Eagle,he will learn more about leadership and communication. When he’s not busy in school or running,he enjoys watching TV shows like Ted Lasso,he also likes listening to sports analysts Colin Cowherd,Jim Rome or Dan Patrick. He aspires to get in the sports field 

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