Seaver, Tom

George Thomas Seaver
Born: November 17, 1944, Fresno, California
Played For: 
New York Mets (1967-1977, 1983), Cincinnati Reds (1977-1982), Chicago White Sox (1984-1986), Boston Red Sox (1986)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1992

George Thomas Seaver was a franchise power pitcher who helped change the New York Mets from lovable losers into formidable foes. The quintessential professional, Tom Terrific won 311 games with a 2.86 ERA over 20 seasons and his 3,272 strikeouts set a National League record. Seaver fanned 3,640 batters in his career, including 200 or more 10 times and 19 in a single game once. No. 41 was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1967, a three-time Cy Young Award winner and made more Opening Day starts (16) than any pitcher in history.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that on April 22, 1970, Tom Seaver struck out a record 10 consecutive batters when he led the Mets to a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres?
There are only two places in the league - first place and no place.