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TOM SEAVER RUMORS & GOSSIP

If I Blogged In 1972 …

All right look, I know. Tom Seaver can’t win ‘em all. But this 2-0 loss exposed some flaws in this team that will hurt them long term. First off, their lefty lineup is atrocious, and now its made worse as Jim Beauchamp pulled up lame in the fourth forcing Ed Kranepool to come in and have to face Claude Osteen. (Beauchamp should be out until about August.) Later, in an attempt...
Via Metstradamus
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Seaver, Yusmeiro Petit, Hunter Strickland and Deception

“Tom Seaver, he had the whole package. Power, deception, command, everything,” said Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti last week before FanFest. We’d been talking about tipping pitches, and deception, but any time you hear about an icon in the same sentence as Yusmeiro Petit, you put down your recording device and start looking at some […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  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

What Ernie Bowman taught Tom Seaver

I picked up a 1966 Topps Ernie Bowman baseball card last week. This is an interesting card in its own right because Bowman never actually played a game for the New York Mets. In 1966, Bowman played for their minor league affiliate, the Jacksonville Suns. What also makes Bowman particularly interesting is because of how he fits into the team’s history. What makes the Jacksonville...
Via Mets360.com
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

An Odd Yet Perfect Matchup

They are as comfortable together as you and your old Met sweatshirt. Ordinary, familiar, maybe a bit faded, frayed, and worn, like a battered ball tucked in a worn-out glove. It’s like they were made to go together, one somehow not complete without the other. Cold ice cream and hot fudge. They met forty years ago and became fast friends, a friendship steeled over time, immune to...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 05, 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
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