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The real life story of Dwight 'Doc' Gooden

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Former Yankees and Mets pitcher and Cy Young winner Dwight 'Doc' Gooden writes about his experiences in the Major Leagues and his struggles with drug and alcohol abuse in his new book, "Doc." Maya Sugarman/KPCC

When former baseball great Dwight Gooden was all of 19 years old, he was the most exciting player in baseball. In his first few seasons with the New York Mets he won Rookie of the Year, the Cy Young Award and the World Series. But he was dealing with a whole host of demons that would wreck his career, personal relationships and almost his life. His new book, "Doc: A Memoir," chronicles his rise, fall and eventual redemption.

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