Syracuse, N.Y. January 26, 2017— The Onondaga Flames, newest franchise in the prestigious Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League,  today announced that Dwight “Doc” Gooden, former Mets and Yankee pitching star, will be the guest speaker at its Inaugural Hot Stove Dinner presented by CNY Baseball, Inc. The event will be held on Thursday evening, April 20, 2017 at Pascale’s at Drumlins Country Club, 800 Nottingham Road, Syracuse, NY 13224.

The doors will open at 6:30 PM and dinner will commence after a brief cocktail period. The event will be catered by Pascales Italian Bistro.

The evening will include silent auction, drawings for Flames logo merchandise, 50/50 raffle and other surprises. Proceeds from the event will benefit CNY Baseball, Inc, a NYS charitable corporation that supports collegiate summer league baseball in Central New York and also manages the Onondaga Flames.

Attendees will receive a free ticket to the Onondaga Flames opening game versus the Oneonta Outlaws on Friday, June 2nd at OCC Baseball Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

Donations for tickets are $60.00 for adults and $20.00 for children under 12. VIP ticket donations are $100.00, which includes a VIP reception where “Doc” will sign autographs, take pictures and chat with fans. CNY Baseball, Inc is an IRS Section 501(c)(3) charity and all donations are tax-deductible.

With his 98-mph fast ball and sweeping curve-ball “Dr. K”, as he was called by Mets fans, was one of the most dominant pitchers of his era. In 1985, Gooden pitched one of the most dominating single seasons in baseball history leading Major League Baseball with 24 wins, 268 strikeouts.

  • His 1.53 ERA was the second lowest in the live-ball era, second only to the great Bob Gibson’s 1.12 in 1968.
  • Earned the major leagues’ pitching Triple Crown.
  • Led the National League in complete games (16)
  • Led the National League in innings pitched (276 2⁄3).

While the WAR statistic was not invented until two decades later, Gooden’s 1985 WAR would have been the highest in 60 years.

In a career spanning 430 games Gooden pitched 2,800 23 innings and posted a win–loss record of 194–112, with a 3.51 earned run average (ERA), and 2,293 strikeouts.

  • 1984 NL Rookie of the Year
  • Four-time All-Star (1984,1985, 1986, 1988)
  • 1985 NL Cy Young Award Winner
  • 1985 MLB Wins Leader
  • 1985 MLB ERA Leader
  • 1985 MLB Strikeout Leader
  • 1985 Pitching Triple Crown
  • Pitched no-hitter on May 14, 1996
  • New York Mets Hall of Fame
  • MLB strikeout leader(1984, 1985)

To purchase tickets call (315) 308-0889, email or use the order from below:

Hot Stove Banquet Ticket Order Form

Hot Stove Banquet Ticket Order Form

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