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I was 9. I remember it but I’d have to google his numbers, to be honest. I remember the tailspin exclusively. 

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20 mins ago, MikeM58 said:

He was so good early in his career.  The season of 86 he might have been the best I ever saw.  

Lifelong NYY fan here. Shea, on nights he was pitching from ‘84 to ‘86, was THE place to be. Electrifying amount of energy, even before they opened the gates. He was a meteor.

I’ll never forget the disappointment at the end of the parade, everyone was looking around, “where’s Doc?”.  Effing shame.

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22 mins ago, charloots said:

Lifelong NYY fan here. Shea, on nights he was pitching from ‘84 to ‘86, was THE place to be. Electrifying amount of energy, even before they opened the gates. He was a meteor.

I’ll never forget the disappointment at the end of the parade, everyone was looking around, “where’s Doc?”.  Effing shame.

I don't remember which year (might have been '86) and he struck out all three guys he faced in the All-Star game on like 11 pitches.  He was a lot of fun to watch.

Update:  It was his rookie year in '84.  

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21 mins ago, charloots said:

Lifelong NYY fan here. Shea, on nights he was pitching from ‘84 to ‘86, was THE place to be. Electrifying amount of energy, even before they opened the gates. He was a meteor.

I’ll never forget the disappointment at the end of the parade, everyone was looking around, “where’s Doc?”.  Effing shame.

His peak was only 2 years? 

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3 mins ago, HugeDinghy said:

His peak was only 2 years? 

Rookie in 1984, pitched great in 85 and 86.  Better than average in 87 and then fell apart.  Styed in the league on and off into the early 1990's.

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2 mins ago, HugeDinghy said:

His peak was only 2 years? 

He came up in 84, they won the Series in 86. He missed the parade because he was effed up. He was never the same. He did get a perfect hame or no-hitter with the Yankees much later. But it was just different. Koufax didn’t last all that long either.

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Just now, charloots said:

Koufax didn’t last all that long either.

But Koufax didn’t catch the coke and booze disease, he got hurt.

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