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The 5 Best Starting Pitchers In Mets History

Dwight Gooden Mets Hall of Fame Speech – Photo Credit: slgckgc (Flickr Creative Commons) The New York Mets are a franchise that is known for pitching, and there’s no disputing that Tom Seaver is the best pitcher in the team’s history. He’s the only player in the baseball Hall of Fame who wears a Mets cap on his plaque. Seaver is at the top of the franchise leaderboard in...
Via Hot Stove MLB
June 30, 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 Says Today’s Pitchers Are ‘Babied Too Much’. Do You Agree?

  When ‘The Franchise’ speaks, you’d be wise to listen. Mets great Tom Seaver has spoken out in the wake of Matt Harvey’s season ending injury. In Seaver’s rant, he left no stone unturned–even going after today’s ‘computer geeks’ who Seaver perceives to be running things. “These kids today, they want to be men, they want to be foxhole guys, but they’re not...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Seaver: Modern day pitchers are babied

Mets pitching legend Tom Seaver believes pitchers in today's game are coddled too much, which leads to more serious injuries.

Via Bush League Chronicle
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Mets legend Tom Seaver is fighting Lyme Disease

At one point in his career on the mound for the New York Mets, Tom Seaver seemed immortal. Today he suffers in a type of pain that most of us will never feel as he battles Lyme Disease.   Please click here to read this story. The post New York Mets legend Tom Seaver is fighting Lyme Disease appeared first on Players View.
Via Players View
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

On this date 29 years ago, Mets lose Seaver again

It is easy to point to June 15th, 1977 as the day the Mets franchise was ruined forever. After speculation, the Mets traded the best player in their history, Tom Seaver, to the Cincinnati Reds for Dan Norman, Pat Zachary, Steve Henderson and Doug Flynn. Yes, the move was crazy and fans had the right to be upset over it. The Mets made a trade with the Reds after the 1982 season to...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

On this date in Reds history: Seaver throws a no-no and Soto goes loco

Both accounts are courtesy of excerpts taken from Redleg Journal: June 16, 1978 - Tom Seaver pitches the only no-hitter of his career in a 4-0 Reds win over St. Louis at Riverfront Stadium. Previously, Seaver had entered the ninth inning with a no-hitter three times, and surrendered a base hit on each occasion. In this game in the ninth, he walked Jerry Mumphrey...
Via Redlegs Review
June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

MMO Flashback: Remembering Tom Seaver’s 19 Strikeout Classic!

On this day in Mets history, Hall of Famer Tom Seaver tossed his 19-strikeout gem against the San Diego Padres and set the major league record with 10 straight strikeouts to end the game. It happened on April 22, 1970 and our own Stephen Hanks was there. Here is an article he wrote two years ago for MMO to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of one of the greatest moments in Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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