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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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KOOZ SLINGS IT FROM THE MOUND
The Mets had the ultimate playoff ace in Jerry Koosman, who recorded four postseason wins between 1969 and 1973. In fact, the Mets won all six games in which Koosman started in those years. He was bri ...
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SOUTHPAW KOOSMAN SERVES A STRIKE
Jerry Koosman was a regular in the Mets rotation between 1968 and 1978. The lefty had his winningest season in 1976, posting a 21-10 record and finishing as the runner-up in Cy Young voting. The New Y ...
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KRANEPOOL FLIES DURING ALL-STAR SEASON
Ed Kranepool was named an All-Star in 1965, the only time in his career. He earned the nod for his offensive production, when he led the Mets in hits (133), doubles (24) and batting average (.253) tha ...
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SEAVER STEPS INTO A PITCH
Tom Seaver extended his terrific 1973 regular season into October. The year’s eventual NL Cy Young Award winner punched out 13 batters in Game 1 of the NLCS, setting a franchise record for most Ks in ...
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SEAVER GETS TO THE POINT
If you were an opposing batter, there was a good chance you’d return to the bench after a Tom Seaver strikeout. Over his 20-year career, Seaver rung up more than 800 individual hitters. Who was his mo ...
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TOM TERRIFIC TOSSES A BEAUTY
Tom Seaver posted a MLB-leading 1.76 ERA in 1971, the lowest of his career. His league-leading 289 strikeouts was also a career best. Seaver expressed disappointment at being the runner-up for the Cy ...
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SEAVER BRINGS THE HEAT
Batters were likely to come up empty against Tom Seaver, who led the NL in strikeouts five times. He painted the strikezone with precision on April 22, 1970, when he fanned 19 San Diego Padres, includ ...
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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 ...
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ALL-STAR VOTING
Mayor Bob Wagner was in office when two new professional sports teams hit the Big Apple: the New York Jets of the AFL in 1960 and the New York Mets of the NL in 1962. By 1964, the football and basebal ...