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TOM SEAVER RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Franchise Turns 70

James Rosen of the New York Post, penned a worthy piece that reminds us of the remarkable career and the greatness of Mets icon Tom Seaver who turns 70 today. “His very motion was a thing of beauty: the high leg kick, the deep rearing back of his right arm, his right knee, perpetually dirtied, dragging along the mound as he lowered himself for maximum thrust, his face, even in...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets History, As Told Through Hardware

The Mets have never been big on awards. In its history, the franchise has had one Batting Champion, four Rookies of the Year, eighteen Gold Glove winners, five Cy Young Award winners, three Home Run Champions and no MVPs. That’s in the span of 53 seasons, folks. While collecting trophies is nice, winning pennants is better, and as can be seen from Mets lore, the two don’t...
Via Mets360.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Trust Me Tom, It Was A Miracle…

As the Kansas City Royals continue to weave their own miracle finish, Hall of Famer Tom Seaver doesn’t agree that the 1969 Mets should be remembered as The Miracle Mets, he told Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post. “I understand why we were called the ‘Miracle Mets,’ I do,” said Seaver who went 25-7 that year. “I understand why people got caught up in what we did. We had...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in History: Seaver Strikes Out 200

On September 1, 1975, Tom Seaver became the first pitcher to strike out 200 batters in eight consecutive seasons after leaving Manny Sanguillen at home in the top of the seventh. Seaver’s efforts helped give the New York Mets a 3-0 home advantage over the Pittsburgh Pirates. In nine innings, he let four runners get on base but nobody scored. John Candelaria took the loss for...
Via Grandstand University
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1968 Tom Seaver

1968 TOPPS TOM SEAVER Tom Seaver shared his 1967 Topps rookie card with Bill Denehy. Of course, Seaver won the Rookie of the Year award that season, earning himself the privilege of not just a stand-alone card in 1968, but also one numbered with the coveted divisor of 5 (45), and adorned with the all-star rookie trophy. In the portrait photograph selected for his 1968 card, Seaver...
Via Mets360.com
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Seaver and the Alaska Goldpanners

I picked up a 1971 copy of this book written by George Sullivan and published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons at auction a couple of weeks ago. The book is geared towards young adults and is part of a series of biographies written on America’s baseball heroes. Some other athletes in the series are Willie Mays (“Coast to Coast Giant”), Juan Marichal (“Mr. Strike”), and Stan...
Via Mets360.com
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: Topps Candy Lids Tom Seaver

TOPPS CANDY LIDS TOM SEAVER This week we bring you the Mets360 North American Field Guide for Identifying Topps Candy/Gum Lid Reverses. This project is within the remit of the site because each of the three lids produced by Topps in the early ’70s featured a small, floating-head image of our own Tom Seaver. The first Topps Candy Lids were issued in 1970, and served as the covering...
Via Mets360.com
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Where’s Our Tom Seaver Statue?

In an interview on Friday morning with Boomer and Carton on WFAN, Tom Seaver said that the Mets have never approached him about erecting a statue or monument in his honor at Citi Field. “I understand that I’m a part of the history of the game of baseball, it is going to be what it is,” Seaver said, when asked about his legacy. “The wonderful thing are the memories that I...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Seaver, Closer?

Tom Seaver won 311 games during his great career. He won 198 of those games with the Mets. He also saved one career game. The year was 1968. The day was July 7th. The Mets were playing the Philadelphia Phillies in a doubleheader that Sunday afternoon at Connie Mack Stadium. The Mets had already lost lost the first game 4-3. Danny Frisella was starting game two for the Mets, facing...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Mets History: Tom Seaver Win Rookie Of Year Award

In 1967, New York Mets’ icon Tom Seaver began his journey on becoming “The Franchise,’’ when he was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year, an award he said he cherished more than his All-Star appearance that summer. SEAVER: Begins journey to greatness. “This is a bigger thrill to me than being named to the All-Star team,’’ Seaver said at the time. “You...
Via New York Mets Report
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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