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Get ‘intimate’ with Doc Gooden at That Meetball Place in Patchogue on Sept. 30

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We don’t mean intimate in the private or personal sense.

That Meetball Place’s “An Intimate Night with Dwight Gooden” event on Friday, Sept. 30, is simply a golden opportunity to get familiar — a getting to know you Instagram kind of evening — with one of the best ever to wear the blue and orange.

Cy Young award winner and three-time World Series champ Dwight “Doc” Gooden will mingle with fans, sit for a Q&A session, sign autographs and be available for photo opportunities during the 7 p.m. event at That Meetball Place in Patchogue. The affable retired pitcher will undoubtedly share his thoughts on the current success of New York Mets and Yankees, both of whom he played for during his 16-year Major League Baseball career.

Gooden was awarded the Cy Young in 1985 following an incredible season with the Mets, during which he went 24-4 and posted a microscopic 1.53 ERA. A key cog on the Mets team that won the World Series in 1986, Gooden won 157 games during 11 seasons with the Mets.

Later, he pitched a no-hitter for the Yankees and won two additional World Series titles with the Yanks.

Tickets for Friday’s event are $55. The first 100 ticket holders will receive an 8 x 10 photo of Gooden. All ticket holders will have access to the complimentary buffet and bar specials throughout the evening.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Former New York Mets player Dwight Gooden waves as he is introduced during an Old-Timers’ Day ceremony before a baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the Mets, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Here are some other event highlights:

• Meetball will offer $4 select drafts, $5 wines and $6 double well drinks.

• DJ Beso will play from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

• Two $500 cash giveaways – at 7 and 9 p.m.

That Meetball Place is located at 52 W. Main St. in Patchogue.

Top photo: New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden tips his hat to a standing ovation as he leaves the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh inning at Shea Stadium in New York, June 5, 1987. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan)