Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets. In Gooden's rookie year, 1984, he struckout 276 batters.
Dwight Gooden was the 1984 National League Rookie of the Year.
In 1984, Dwight Gooden set the record (which he still holds) for strikeouts by a rookie pitcher, with 276 K's.
The 1984 American League rookie of the year winner was Alvin Davis The 1984 National League rookie of the year winner was Dwight Gooden
Dwight Gooden of the 1984 New York Mets ... Gooden was 1 month younger than 2012 winner Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals.
A 1985 Topps Dwight Gooden rookie card number 620 has a book value of about $2.00 in near/mint -mint condition. Professionally graded cards will sell for more. Condition is important. Common flaws with baseball cards include: rounded edges, creases, off centered, and faded color. Any or all flaws will devalue the card significantly.
No true rookie has ever done it. Karl "Tuffy" Rhodes hit three homers against Dwight Gooden on opening day in 1994, but Tuffy had been up and down the majors for several years with the Astros and Cubs. Tuffy had only 313 plate appearances when he took Gooden deep, but "technically" he was not a rookie.
Dwight was 19