During the 1971 season, 289 batters stepped up to the plate against Tom Seaver. Then 289 batters trudged back to the dugout with a K. Seaver set a Mets single-season record in strikeouts that year, which was also the best of his career. In 36 appearances, he had 13 double-digit strikeout games. That’s a lot of heat.
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