The first to win it twice (1973) and three times as well (1975). • A few extra Seaver stats: His 16 Opening Day starts are the most in league history; he is the only pitcher since 1900 to post a season of five WAR or better at age 22 or younger and at age 40 or older; and he received 98.8% of the Hall of Fame vote in 1992, his first year on the ballot—that stood as a record for the highest percentage of any player until Ken Griffey Jr. in 2016. The five-time 20-game winner was in complete command all the way as he shut down the weak-hitting Cardinals without a hit.
Did you know that Seaver was once the youngest (27) Major League player to reach the $100,000 salary plateau when he signed a $120,000 contract in 1972? On April 5, 1983, Tom Seaver tied Walter Johnson's Major League record of 14 Opening Day starting assignments, shutting out the Philadelphia Phillies for six innings in a 2-0 Mets win. Position: Starting Pitcher Bats: Right • Throws: Right 6-1, 195lb (185cm, 88kg) Born: November 17, 1944 in Fresno, CA us. Bruce Maxwell among 9 players to reach minor league deals with New York Mets. But I can't. 10,172nd in MLB history) After his career ended, Seaver shared his opinion of the Top Ten Baseball Events and Top Ten Pitchers ever - two legendary lists we preserved when we started Baseball Almanac in 1999. The Walter Johnson mark of 14 still stands to this day as well and has also only been tied, by Jack Morris. Johnny Bench hit .179 with 27 strikeouts in 96 plate appearances against Tom Terrific; Mike Schmidt faced Seaver 103 times and struck out in 35 of them, posting a .188/.317/.294 slash line; and Eddie Murray batted 26 times against Seaver and managed three hits—all singles. Total Zone Rating and initial framework for Wins above Replacement calculations provided by Sean Smith. - Tom Seaver (The Internet Movie Database, Tom Seaver Biography, Source) [Tom Seaver Quotes], Tom 'The Franchise' Seaver Autograph on a 1982 Donruss Diamond Kings (#16), Tom Seaver All-Star Miscellaneous Items of Interest.
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The Mets one-hitters were on July 9, 1969 (broken up by Jim Qualls), May 15, 1970 (broken up by Mike Compton), September 26, 1971 (broken up by Vic Davalillo), July 4, 1972 (broken up by Leron Lee), and April 17, 1977 (broken up by Steve Ontiveros).