Hernandez hit by grounder and exits, streak ends

Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez left Saturday night's start against Detroit after five innings, ending a major league record success streak. Hernandez had gone at least seven innings and allowed no more than two runs in his previous 16 starts. Tom Seaver set the previous mark of 13 in 1971.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hernandez hit by grounder and exits, streak ends

DETROIT (AP) Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez left Saturday night's start against Detroit after five innings, ending a major league record success streak. Hernandez had gone at least seven innings and allowed no more than two runs in his previous 16 starts. Tom Seaver set the previous mark of 13 in 1971. Hernandez appeared to be in some discomfort after being hit in the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: 12 Years Ago Today; Wilpon Buys Out Doubleday

There have been many moments in Mets history that have shaped the franchise for years and years. The two World Titles, the Tom Seaver, Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, Mike Piazza and Johan Sanatna trades for example are moments fans have remembered for years. One of the days that might be bigger than all of them happened 12 years ago today. It was on this date that Fred Wilpon completed...
Via The Daily Stache
6 days ago  |  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...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

August 4, 1985

Tom Seaver was no longer the pitching phenom with the boyish face, unparalleled precision, and Herculean right arm on August 4, 1985. He was a legend with achievements guaranteeing a passport to Cooperstown. From 1968 to 1976, for example, Seaver had nine straight seasons notching at least 200 strikeouts. He fell shy of the milestone by four games in 1977, the year of the Midnight...
Via The Sports Post
18 days ago  |  Discuss

King Felix vs. Tom Terrific – Comparing Different Eras

In his last start of July versus the Cleveland Indians, Felix Hernandez added another milestone to his outstanding career by surpassing a record set by Tom Seaver in 1971 – pitching 7 or more innings in 14 consecutive games while allowing 2 or fewer earned runs.  Even in defeat, the Mariners’ broadcast team and studio analysts were quick to praise the feat and the story spilled...
Via Oregon Sports News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1970 Bob Heise

1970 TOPPS WAX BOX BOB HEISE Previously on Mets on a Box, we looked at the mock Tom Seaver “card” on the 1970 Topps cello box, and the 1975 Topps wax configuration featuring Hank Webb. Today’s entry is a little bit of a mystery. Of course, it is no mystery why Topps would feature Mets players on its 1970 packaging. The 1969 team had set the world on its ear, and along with...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

10 most lopsided MLB trade deadline deals of all-time

Much like when amateur drafts are conducted in professional sports, you have to wait a couple years before coming to the conclusion about how MLB trades are going to impact the teams involved years down the road. These trades come together for a couple of reasons. Mainly, it’s one team that is no longer in contention looking to trade a veteran to another team that might give up...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Regner: MLB All-Star Game needs a boost

Baseball's All-Star Game is in trouble. Television viewership for the Midsummer Classic has been in a free fall for decades. reports that 28.2 million people tuned into the game in 1985. By 1997, the TV audience was down to 16.7 million, and it shrunk to 12.3 million in 2005. Last season, only 11 million watched the Amerian League shut out the National League, 3-0. There...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1984 Tom Seaver

1984 TOPPS PROOF TOM SEAVER I’m going to skip straight to the big twist here: this post ends with Tom Seaver‘s head in a box. But fear not, gentle reader, there is no Se7en-style gothic gore attached to our narrative. Oh, there’s some heartbreak, sure. Seaver returned to the Mets in a late-1982 trade with the Reds that sent Jason Felice, Lloyd McClendon, and Charlie Puleo...
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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...
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1972 Tom Seaver

1972 TOPPS PUZZLE TOM SEAVER The kids of 1972 piled their Topps cards high on the living-room floor. “Along Again (Naturally)” segued into “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” on the hi-fi, and off in the distance of the kitchen Archie Bunker flickered silently in black and white. The kids of 1972 flipped over their 6th series In Action cards and saw pieces of a picture– half...
April 30, 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...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1970 Donn Clendenon

1970 TOPPS DONN CLENDENON Back in the sixties, April was clearly the cruelest month for the Mets. Well, it was at least tied with May, June, July, August, and September… From Camelot through Woodstock, the franchise did not manage to win a single Opening Day game. Even the miracle year of 1969 started out with an ugly 11-10 loss to the expansion Expos. Twice that decade, the team...
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Was Tom Seaver too sullen in 1970?

I found an old Baseball News article written between the 1970 and 1971 seasons. The premise of the article, “The Mets Under A Microscope” is that Tom Seaver’s diminished level of performance following his superlative 1969 season was a major factor in leading to a third place finish by the New York Mets. In 1969, Seaver went 25-7 with a 2.21 ERA; in 1970, he went 18-12 with...
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

What A Miracle Year For The Mets In ’69

After the Mets had gone through some lean years since the start of their existence, they started to give me a ray of hope once the latter part of the 60′s arrived. Tom Seaver was established as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s party like it’s 1985 (or 1968)

Ed Charles and Jerry Koosman, circa 1968.Photo: NY Mets How to Cook Up A Winning Team:         Ingredients 25 determined players A dash of seniority A fistful of solid pitching A spoonful of “secret sauce” — that is, a player that nobody expects to be any good, who ends up being great. Cooking Directions:   Mix well. Let simmer. Could this be the New York Mets’ year...
Via NYMetsLife
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Why 1975 Was Such A Disappointing Season For The Mets

There was the Miracle of 1969. There was its even more unlikely cousin, the “Ya Gotta Believe” pennant of 1973, which saw a second championship fall short – just when the Mets were poised to take it — due to un-robust hitting and some managerial malpractice. What was lost on the management of the time — in the person of the execrable M. Donald Grant – was just how unlikely...
March 06, 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...
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Fregosi Dies; Always Part Of Mets’ Lore

It was sad to hear the passing of Jim Fregosi, 71, Friday in a Miami hospital. Fregosi, a long-time All-Star shortstop with the Angels and 1,000-game winner as a manager, will always be a part of New York Mets lore. When the Mets’ worst trades are revisited, the trade to acquire Fregosi for Nolan Ryan goes down as one of the two worst, with the dealing of Tom Seaver to the Reds...
Via New York Mets Report
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 10 Right-Handed Pitchers In Baseball, Today

One thing there will always be in the game is a dominant right-hander on the mound. And in the lineage of Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Bob Gibson and Bob Feller, the best of the best change the course of an entire day from the moment they touch the mound. Entering into this summer, there are a plethora of hurlers cut from that game defining cloth, and has this list shows, they approach...
Via i70baseball
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy Lasorda’s Scouting Report of Tom Seaver

After the great success of our last post about scouting, A Mariners scouts thoughts on the 1988 Mets, I have come across an even better scouting report thanks to the Diamond Mines section of the Baseball Hall of Fame website. While working as a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tommy Lasorda, the legendary former Dodgers manager and baseball ambassador, took a trip down to the University...
Via The Daily Stache
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Some Kiner Wonderful

It was a part of the game. Tom Seaver would allow no runs and just 3 hits through 8 innings. Tug McGraw would strikeout the side in the 9th on just nine pitches for the save. Rusty Staub and Cleon Jones each got 3 hits, John Milner went deep, Buddy Harrelson made several diving stops and Jerry Grote threw out at least 3 or 4 base runners. Okay, okay, memories get embellished and...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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