New York Mets

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (L-R) New York Mets former players Cleon Jones, Darryl Strawberry, and Mookie Wilson are seen on the field before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game Five of the 2015 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets at Citi Field on November 1, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry both had checkered roads throughout their baseball lives, but next season the New York Mets will recognize both by retiring their numbers 16 and 18, respectively.

A date for the separate ceremonies has not been announced yet.

Under the leadership of owner Steve Cohen, the Mets have been on a mission to recognize the history of the franchise, something the previous owners, Fred and Jeff Wipon frowned upon.

Under Cohen: Jerry Koosman, Keith Hernandez, Willie Mayes, and now Gooden and Strawberry have all had their numbers retired.

Who will be next? David Wright? Jose Reyes? John Franco?  the late Gary Carter? All would seem likely candidates.

As for Gooden and Strawberry, the honor comes to two former ballplayers who have certainly battled their demons over the years, despite immense talent.

Both came up as young phenoms: Strawberry in 1983 as a left-handed slugger with incredible power, and Gooden in 1984 as a right-hander with swing-and-miss stuff that no one could touch.

Doc Gooden

When Gooden toed the rubber at Shea Stadium in the 1980s, it was an event. He was the Rookie of the Year in 1984, and Cy Young Award winner in 1985. In ’85 he won 24 games – still a Mets record, and posted an ERA of 1.53.

Unfortunately, substance abuse become a huge issue for Gooden. In 1986 after the Mets won the World Series, Gooden didn’t make it to the ceremony in midtown Manhattan due to drugs and alcohol, a story he opened up about years later.

His Mets career ended in 1994 when he was suspended for 60 days for violating his drug aftercare program.

Gooden would revive his career twice with the Yankees, even pitching a perfect game in the Bronx in 1996. He would return to Shea as a Yankee in 2000 in the first game of a double-header — the same double-header that became infamous for Roger Clemens beaning Mike Piazza in the head with a fastball.

Darryl Strawberry

As for Strawberry, he was one of the most feared sluggers in the Mets lineup in the 80’s. While the likes of Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter provided finesse in the lineup, Strawberry was the muscle. The eight-time All-Star had 253 home runs for the Mets, before a bitter divorce with the franchise in the early 90’s, when he signed with the Dodgers.

Strawberry would also struggle with substance abuse. He was suspended three times after leaving the Mets and was also arrested for cocaine and pleaded no contest when he was a member of the Yankees.

Strawberry would enjoy something of a second and, even third chance with the Yankees — thanks in major part to owner George Steinbrenner, who always believed in him. Strawberry won three more rings in the Bronx from 1996 through 1999.

Most Searched Celebrity Workout Routines of 2023

Celebrities take working out very seriously. Whether it is to get into character for a role or as part of their branding and aesthetic, Hollywood’s elite takes care of their body inside and out. A new study conducted by Mirafit reveals the most searched celebrity workout routines of 2023. Some action stars made the top of the list. And it should come as no surprise as some of the Kardashian-Jenner clan also pique interest for the most-searched routines.

As consumers, there is no shortage of references for which celebrities do which kinds of workouts. Last year, Men’s Journal dove into the most popular celebrity training plans that give lean, perfectly muscular physiques. That list featured all men, but women have another set of standards that are highlighted in other publications, like Women’s Health. Pilates, HIIT workouts, martial arts, and yoga are among the most popular listed workouts for women on top of gym routines. Unlike the rest of us, celebrities have the disposable income to hire physical trainers and personal chefs, have private gyms, and have the time to go to the gym for hours on end every day if they desire to.

What Routine Is Right For You?

For those considering following a celebrity’s workout routine, Marie Claire came up with a list of things to consider to find which routine is right for you:

  • Has a qualified fitness professional designed the workout?
  • Is it easy to follow?
  • Does the workout time fit into your schedule?
  • How expensive is it, and is it within budget for you?
  • Is it accessible to all fitness levels?
  • Is it doable from home, or does it require a gym or studio?

It’s fun to see what routines celebrities do to maintain their physique. But your main focus should be finding a workout that works for you and that you genuinely enjoy as part of a realistic healthy lifestyle. With that in mind, keep scrolling to see which ten celebrities are the most searched for their workout routines in 2023.

  • 10. Tom Cruise

    Cruise has proved a million times over that he is probably one of the last remaining action stars. At over 60 years old, Tom hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down and continues to do his own stunts, as he’s shown in the latest Mission Impossible offering. Landing at the no. 10 spot, his workout routine gets searched 2,970 times monthly.

  • 9. Zac Efron

    The High School Musical alum has come a long way since those days he played basketball star Troy Bolton. Nearing 40 years old, Efron moved to Australia during the pandemic. Fans were shocked to see how beefed up he became. With 2,990 monthly searches, the intrigue behind his workout routine lands him at the no. 9 spot. Upon his move, Efron landed a Netflix series titled Down to Earth with Zac Efron, where he travels the world in search of the secrets to good health, a long life, and a higher level of eco-consciousness.

  • 8. Mark Wahlberg

    From the guy who popularized “the 4 am club” to workout, we’re surprised to see him only come in at the number 8 spot. With 24.8 million Instagram followers, the Boston native gets searched 3,500 times a month for his workout routine. Though most of his videos are promoting his tequila brand, Wahlberg’s fitness videos also promotes F45 training as chief brand officer as well as his co-founded sports utility brand, Municipal.

  • 7. Khloe Kardashian

    Known for taking her “Revenge Body” to the extreme, Khloe’s workout routine being among the most-searched comes as a surprise. Her famous family is known for getting work done and being secretive about it. Regardless, Khloe and her sisters dedicate hours in their home gyms with personal trainers to maintain and tone their bodies. She takes the seventh spot with 3,670 monthly searches.

  • 6. Michael B. Jordan

    The Creed star has 3,910 monthly searches for his workout routine. On Instagram, where he has 24.3 million followers, Jordan’s page is filled with promos from Creed III, the latest in the boxing film franchise. Recently, Jordan’s love for Ferrari brought him on the racetrack to drive a Corso Pilota.

  • 5. Kendall Jenner


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    The model poked fun at herself on TikTok wiping out snowboarding when she said on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, “I’m literally built as an athlete. Every blood test I’ve ever done has said that I’m like, over the normal limit of athletic-ness.” Despite the hilarious claims, Jenner does snowboard and participates in equestrian sports with her horses. She comes in at no. 5, tied with Jordan with 3,910 monthly searches. Kendall also has 293 million Instagram followers.

  • 4. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

    The action star and former WWE wrestler comes in at no. 4 with 3,990 monthly searches for his workout routine. With a whopping 389 million Instagram followers, Johnson posts his training routines often. In his downtime, “The Rock” likes to go fishing for a peaceful reset to “slow down from the craziness of life.” He owns several properties of acres of water, where he stocks and raises different types of fish.

  • 3. Arnold Schwarzenegger

    The 76-year-old action star comes in third with an impressive 6,950 monthly searches for his workout routine. The former Mr. Olympia seven-time champion The former California governor is still one of the most admired celebrities regarding his fitness journey. The retired bodybuilder dived into his career and love for working out on the Netflix documentary Arnold this year. With 25.2 million followers on Instagram, Arnold is still considered one of the most important in the history of the discipline.

  • 2. Henry Cavill

    The one-time Man of Steel actor has a coveted physique, with 7,150 monthly searches of his workout routine proving it. The British actor, who has 26.1 million Instagram followers, has a highlight titled “training stuffs” of all his workout secrets. He even playfully adds the hashtag “Henrysbagoftricks.” Though it hasn’t been updated recently, Cavill often posts himself running or taking part in marathons on top of his gym routine. The former Witcher star is widely envied for his body, and if you saw him with his shirt off, you’d understand. He revealed he would work out 2.5 hours each day while preparing for his role as Clark Kent for Man of Steel back in 2011, and maintains that for ongoing and future projects.

  • 1. Chris Hemsworth

    The Thor star takes the top spot with an overwhelming lead at 13,000 monthly searches! Hemsworth has 57.6 million Instagram followers and often posts the multiple ways he keeps his rockin’ bod in shape. He surfs, he boxes, and he even founded his own fitness and wellness program in 2019 called Centrfit.

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