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June 04, 1984 | Henry Hecht
So the A's fired Steve Boros as manager last week because he wasn't tough enough. "You don't have to be an ornery, cantankerous kind of guy to be a good manager," said pitcher Steve McCatty, "but you do have to show...
August 20, 1984 | Henry Hecht
Darryl Strawberry has a lot of growing up to do. On Friday night, the Mets' rightfielder was late for batting practice for at least the second time this season and was fined and benched for an entire weekend series...
October 01, 1984 | Henry Hecht
Believe it or not, Dwight Gooden, the Mets' 19-year-old rookie phenomenon, isn't perfect. He can't hold runners on. When he lost 2-1 to the Phillies on Sept. 17 he struck out 16 without walking a soul for the second...
April 15, 1985 | Jim Kaplan
Rarely has so much excitement attended a Mets preseason: overflow crowds at mere spring-training workouts, an Opening Day sellout, guaranteed sales of one million tickets for the season. And it was all because of the...
April 14, 1986
The hitters may be exceptional nowadays, but those in the National League still have to face the pitcher at the left, Dwight Gooden. Once again, SI's baseball staff has gone out on a limb to rank all 26 teams, and...