Tom Seaver Celebrity Life
George Thomas Seaver or Tom Seaver is a former American baseball professional. He was born on November 17th, 1944. He featured as a pitcher for several MLB outfits such as Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, and New York Mets between 1967 and 1986. He was an important player for the Mets when they succeeded in the World Series of 1969.
Seaver was awarded the Rookie of the Year of 1967 in the National League. He also succeeded in winning 3 NL CyYoung Awards as the best pitcher of the league. He featured in the All-Star team 12 times. He is also the Mets’ top scorer of all time when it comes to victories. He earned a total of 311 victories, 61 shutouts, 2.86 average earned run and 3,640 strikeouts.
Professional Playing Career
Seaver recorded 12-12 and 3.13 ERA in pitching with the Jacksonville Suns in Class AAA.
New York Mets (1967–1977)
He joined the New York Mets during 1967. He was selected to the All-Star Game of 1967. He pitched a run-less inning in 15th. During the Rookie season, he made 16-13 but the Mets made the last spot. He recorded 170 strikeouts, and 2.76 average run earned. He became the Rookie of the Year of 1967.
Seaver succeeded in 16 matches and made more than 200 strikeouts during the season. He succeeded in 25 games which were a league-best. He also became the winner of the Cy Young Award of the National League. He came second to Willie McCovey in the bid for the MVP of the League.
During the 1969 Championship Series of the National League, the Mets won the series. Towards the end of the year, he won the Hickok Belt for the best professional athlete for the year. He also won the award for the "Sportsman of the Year", issued by the Sports Illustrated magazine.
In April 1970, Seaver made a new record as he struck out the last 10 batters in the game during a 2-1 victory against the San Diego Padres.
In 1971, he topped the league in ERA with 1.76 and made 289 strikeouts from 286 innings. He also made a record of 20-10.
Seaver made 20 wins in 4 seasons more. He won the Cy Young Awards on two occasions. During his time with the Mets and played 108 starts when he pitched more than 9 innings and let 1 run or lesser. Seaver topped the National League in strikeouts count on five occasions.
Cincinnati Reds (1977–1982)
Tom Seaver recorded 14–3 with Cincinnati Reds and succeeded in 21 matches. This included a success over the Mets. He received a huge ovation during the All-Star Game of 1977 at the Yankee Stadium in New York. He pitched a no-hitter with 4-0 versus the St. Louis Cardinals in June of 1978. This was the sole no-hitter of his entire career.
New York Mets II (1983)
Seaver was traded to the Mets again. He helped the team to a 2-0 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies. He ended the season with a record of 9-14.
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