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Bob Klapisch

Bob Klapisch (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 14, 1957.)  A former Columbia relief pitcher, Roberto Salvador Klapisch has covered New York baseball for three major newspapers since 1980.  Klapisch started at the New York Post, where he remained until 1987, rising from general assignment sportswriter to Yankees beat man.  He then spent six years […]

Dr. Allan Lans

Dr. Allan Lans (Baseball. Born, New York, NY, Aug. 11, 1932.)  As psychiatry consultant to the Mets, Dr. Allan M. Lans gained public notice in the late 1980s through his counseling of players such as Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry. He was the attending physician in psychiatry at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan. Dr. […]

Dwight Gooden

Dwight Gooden (Baseball.  Born, Tampa, FL, Nov. 16, 1964.)  By the time he had been in the major leagues for five seasons, Dwight Eugene Gooden had pitched the Mets to the post-season twice, been the N.L. Rookie of the Year, and won a Cy Young Award.  Gooden won 100 of his first 139 decisions.  He […]

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