TWELVE PLAYERS from Hillsborough High have gone on to the majors, including:
? Dwight Gooden
(class of '82)
After throwing 130 strikeouts in 74 innings his senior year at Hillsborough (left), Gooden was the 1984 Rookie of the Year and won the 1985 Cy Young with the Mets, and in 1996 he threw a no-hitter with the Yankees.
? Gary Sheffield
The Tigers outfielder, and Gooden's nephew, was a Terriers pitching ace with a 1.81 ERA; he has 456 home runs in the majors.
? Carl Everett
A .519 hitter his senior season in high school, Everett hit .271 with 202 home runs for his career; he now plays in an independent league.
? Chris Ray
The Baltimore Orioles reliever, who didn't attract national attention as a starter at Hillsborough, had 33 saves in 2006 and has six this season.
? Elijah Dukes
The Devil Rays rookie outfielder, who also played linebacker at Hillsborough, was named USA Today's 2002 two-sport athlete of the year.