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Gooden back in baseball

Updated: September 9, 2009, 3:51 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- Dwight "Doc" Gooden is back in baseball at the independent minor league level.

The Newark Bears announced the former Cy Young Award winner, who pitched for the New York Yankees and New York Mets, will be hired as senior vice president of the Atlantic League franchise on Thursday.

Team spokesman Jesse Suskin said Gooden will serve as the Bears' community ambassador in Newark, New Jersey's largest city. The 44-year-old Gooden will work with youth baseball camps and leagues.

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