Making it in the majors: the best MLB rookie seasons

[post_page_title]Dwight Gooden[/post_page_title]
Year: 1984
Team: New York Mets
In 1984, Dwight Doc Gooden was nearly un-hittable for the New York Mets. During his rookie season, Doc struck out 276 batters in just 218 innings pitched. He finished the season with a 2.60 ERA, 17-9 record and 1.073 WHIP. He won the NL Rookie of the Year by a near-unanimous vote, and was the runner-up for the NL Cy Young (he would go on to win the Cy Young the following season, which he finished with a 1.53 ERA and 0.965 WHIP).

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