I've done enough wrong on my own, I don't want to get blamed for something I didn't do.

- Dwight Gooden

Plus, when you get in tough situations, like the bases loaded and nobody out, you never give in.

- Dwight Gooden

You got the ball in your hands and you're in command, and if you get your good pitch where you want it, nobody's gonna hit you.

- Dwight Gooden

My first year in baseball, there were only one or two reporters. My second year, I got to the Triple-A playoffs, there were four or five. When I came up in 1984, I never saw so many people.

- Dwight Gooden

When I went back to Shea last year it really hit me how much the fans care for me, it still gives me goose bumps. I want to do the right thing for them and my family.

- Dwight Gooden

If you can get an out on one pitch, take it. Let the strikeouts come on the outstanding pitches. Winning is the big thing. If you throw a lot of pitches, before you know it, your arm is gone.

- Dwight Gooden

I figured that pitchers had a better chance of getting drafted than fielders, so I decided I should be a pitcher. But I never expected to be picked in the first round. I wasn't even sure I'd get picked at all.

- Dwight Gooden

The day I pitched, I would drink either 'cause I was celebrating or I lost and couldn't sleep.

- Dwight Gooden

My father helped me become a ballplayer and take the good with the bad.

- Dwight Gooden

One of the nicest satisfactions you can have is to be able to give something back to your parents when they've given so much to you.

- Dwight Gooden