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THE WINDUP, THE STRETCH, THE FRANCHISE
Tom Seaver spent the first 11 years of his MLB career as a Met before a trade mid-season in 1977. He made his return to New York in 1983, first appearing as the starting pitcher on Opening Day. More t ...
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SEAVER WARMS UP AT SHEA STADIUM
Tom Seaver kept up his hot pitching in 1970, leading the league with a 2.82 ERA and 283 strikeouts. He added another milestone that season from the batter’s box by hitting his first career home run. H ...
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COOL, CALM AND COLLECTED KOOSMAN
Jerry Koosman played it cool in the 1969 home stretch. In August and September, the ace went 9-3, including five straight wins at the end of the season. One of those victories stopped a Mets losing st ...
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1971: THE YEAR OF THE SEAVER STRIKEOUT
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, wh ...
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PITCHING 101 WITH TOM SEAVER
Tom Seaver was so good at recording strikeouts, he could write the book on it. In fact, he did. Published in 1984, Seaver’s The Art of the Pitching detailed techniques and mechanics behind throwing a ...
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A PRESIDENTIAL FIRST PITCH
The 1970 All-Star Game was officially underway after President Richard Nixon tossed out the ceremonial first pitch while Gil Hodges looked on, grinning. Though a particular fan of the Washington Senat ...
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THE COMMISH DUELING WITH QUICK DRAW MCGRAW
MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn donned a Mets cap as he set up a practice drill for Tug McGraw. In addition to hurling pitches, McGraw was also responsible for fielding on the mound. In nine seasons in Ne ...
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KRANEPOOL AMAZIN’ FROM THE BEGINNING
A teenaged Ed Kranepool came up with lousy Mets teams in the franchise’s opening years, but he created bright moments. After the Mets started the 1963 season with eight straight losses, Kranepool hit ...
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SEAVER STRONG STRAIGHT OUT OF THE GATE
The Mets introduced Tom Seaver to The Show at the start of the 1967 season. Seaver recorded his first career win on April 20, a 6-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs at home. He notched 5 strikeouts in 7 ...
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SEAVER DELIVERS A STRIKE AT SHEA STADIUM
Tom Seaver was good at winning games, and he did so often. He posted 198 wins as a Met, the most in franchise history. In all, Seaver reached 311 career wins, making him one of just a couple dozen pit ...