ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Former NL Rookie of the Year and CY young winner Dwight "Doc" Gooden was in Rome Tuesday, to speak at the 7th Annual Legends of the Diamond Dinner at the Beeches to benefit the Rome Lions and Lake Delta Kiwanis.
Doc is one of just four players to win a World Series with both the Mets and Yankees. NEWSChannel 2 Sports caught up with the former Mets and Yankees hurler as he had lunch at the Savoy across town, and he talked about the 1986 Mets championship, the 1996 Yankees title and the 2000 Subway Series.
He still follows and roots for both teams. "I go to as many games as I can last year I went to both stadiums. The same thing this year I go to a lot of games living in new jersey now im a fan I was a fan before I made it im a big fan now, I watch them all on tv I look forward to go in the games."
Gooden has battled drug and alcohol addiction for years and addressed his accident back in March, in which he received a DWI in New Jersey. He says he made a mistake, but doesn't want it to take away the last four years he's been working to rebuild his life.