Doc Gooden, 1985. So much talent, so much potential! Drugs derailed his career, but he was still a special player, one of my favorites.
He may not have lived up to his potential or had the Hall of Fame career that was expected of him, but you can never take back his Rookie of the Year Award in 1984, or his magical Cy Young season of 1985 or his World Series title in 1986.
This painting captures him in all his glory, pitching in the Mets road grays (with the racing stripe!) at Wrigley Field.