Nine-time MLB All-Star outfielder who won a World Series Championship in 1997 with the Florida Marlins.
He began his MLB career with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1988.
In April of 2009, he hit his 500th homer as a member of the New York Mets against the Milwaukee Brewers; he retired with 509 career home runs.
Had three sons with gospel singer DeLeon.
His uncle Dwight Gooden was a star New York Mets pitcher who won the NL Cy Young Award in 1985.