Seaver, Ryan combine for 26 Ks in sweep of Padres
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Tom Seaver strikes out 10 straight Padres
Seaver fans 19 of the 31 batters he faced, including the last 10 in a row.
Seaver signs richest one-year deal for pitchers in MLB history
On Feb. 21, 1974, the New York Mets signed Tom Seaver to a one-year deal worth $172,500, a record for a pitcher.
Ryan strikes out 19 for third time
Nolan Ryan struck out 19 batters three times in 1974.
Nolan Ryan eclipses Walter Johnson’s strikeout record
Against the Montreal Expos, the 36-year-old Nolan Ryan – then in his 17th big league season – passed Walter Johnson on the all-time strikeout list.