RIP Tom Seaver
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Started by metmike - Sept. 2, 2020, 10:14 p.m.

Mets legend Tom Seaver was truest definition of a hero


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"The last time I spent with Seaver was one of those days that would’ve caused 8-year-old me to pass out where I stood back in 1975. We toured the Mets’ newly opened museum at Citi Field. He wept looking at pictures of Gil Hodges. He smiled watching video of young No. 41 striking out Willie Stargell.

“Get that knee smudged, son,” he said, as if he knew that a generation of Seaver acolytes had spent years scraping their own knees in emulation and tribute.

And he laughed when I asked him if it ever got too much: the adulation, the adoration, the constant stream of grown-up kids (like me) who wanted him to know how much he meant to them. Seaver thought about that for a second.

“To me,” he said, “the greatest thing anyone can ever call you is a hero, for whatever their reason. And I don’t think it’s a hardship making sure you don’t disappoint them.”

I got lucky, the way so many New York kids of the ‘60s and ‘70s got lucky.

Tom Seaver never disappointed us."

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By metmike - Sept. 2, 2020, 10:18 p.m.
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Tom Seaver, Hall of Fame pitcher and Mets legend, dies at 75


https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29797239/tom-seaver-hall-fame-pitcher-mets-legend-dies-75


By metmike - Sept. 2, 2020, 10:24 p.m.
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Tom Seaver

    Position:    Pitcher  

Bats: Right         •  Throws: Right    

 

6-1, 195lb (185cm, 88kg) 

 

  Born:        November 17, 1944                    in Fresno, CA        us

   

Died:  August 31, 2020   (Aged 75-288d)      in Calistoga, CA

   

Draft: Drafted by  the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 10th round  of the 1965 MLB June Amateur Draft  from University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) and  the Atlanta Braves in the 1st round (20th) of the 1966 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase  from University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA).


https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/seaveto01.shtml


Standard Pitching

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


WLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFERA+FIPWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/WAwards
YearAgeTmLgWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFERA+FIPWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/WAwards
196722NYMNL1613.5522.76353411820251.022485771978617050510291223.161.2038.00.72.86.12.18AS,MVP-22,RoY-1
196823NYMNL1612.5712.20363511451278.022473681548520581810881372.220.9787.30.51.66.64.27AS
196924NYMNL257.7812.21363511850273.120275672482920871810891653.111.0396.70.82.76.82.54AS,CYA-1,MVP-2
197025NYMNL1812.6002.82373611920290.2230103912183828340611731432.531.0777.10.72.68.83.41AS,CYA-7,MVP-29
197126NYMNL2010.6671.76363512140286.121061561861228941511031941.930.9466.60.61.99.14.74AS,CYA-2,MVP-9
197227NYMNL2112.6362.92353501330262.021592852377224950810601152.581.1157.40.82.68.63.23AS,CYA-5,MVP-25
197328NYMNL1910.6552.08363601830290.021974672364525140511471752.570.9766.80.72.07.83.92AS,CYA-1,MVP-8
197429NYMNL1111.5003.20323201250236.019989841975102013249561122.911.1617.60.72.97.72.68
197530NYMNL229.7102.38363601550280.121781741188624341711151462.351.0887.00.42.87.82.76AS,CYA-1,MVP-9
197631NYMNL1411.5602.59353401350271.0211837814779235401210791262.471.0637.00.52.67.83.05AS,CYA-8
197732TOTNL216.7782.58333301970261.119978751966619601710311492.941.0146.90.72.36.82.97AS,CYA-3,MVP-25
197732NYMNL73.7003.001313053096.07933327283720133901243.061.1157.40.72.66.82.57
197732CINNL143.8242.34202001440165.11204543123831240046411682.870.9566.50.72.16.83.26
197833CINNL1614.5332.8836360810259.2218978326891122601610751233.171.1827.60.93.17.82.54AS
197934CINNL166.7273.1432320950215.01878575166161310048681213.331.1537.80.72.65.52.15CYA-4,MVP-21
198035CINNL108.5563.6426260510168.0140746824593101104692994.481.1857.51.33.25.41.71
198136CINNL142.8752.5423230610166.1120514710668873056711403.581.1186.50.53.64.71.32AS,CYA-2,MVP-10
198237CINNL513.2785.5021210000111.113675681444462303501674.501.61711.01.13.65.01.41
198338NYMNL914.3913.5534340520231.0201104911886513540109621033.771.2427.80.73.45.31.57
198439CHWAL1511.5773.95343311040236.2216108104276131312059781053.941.1708.21.02.35.02.15
198540CHWAL1611.5933.1735330610238.2223103842269613480109931363.731.2238.40.82.65.11.94
198641TOTAL713.3504.0328280200176.11808379175621037047591063.931.3389.20.92.95.31.84
198641CHWAL26.2504.381212010072.06637359271315013091004.871.2928.31.13.43.91.15
198641BOSAL57.4173.8016160100104.111446448291722034501113.281.3719.80.72.56.22.48
20 Yrs311205.6032.8665664762316114783.039711674152138013901163640768126193691273.041.1217.50.72.66.82.62
162 Game Avg.1611.6032.86343401230250 20787792073619040710111273.041.1217.50.72.66.82.62
NYM (12 yrs)198124.6152.5740139551714413045.2243195387021284770254152781121911362.671.0767.20.62.57.53.00
CIN (6 yrs)7546.6203.181581580421201085.292142738410235735731712644481163.561.1777.60.83.06.12.05
CHW (3 yrs)3328.5413.67817811750547.150524822358157102961501622801163.971.2108.31.02.64.91.89
BOS (1 yr)57.4173.8016160100104.111446448291722034501113.281.3719.80.72.56.22.48











 



















NL (17 yrs)273170.6162.7355955352135614131.133521380125431412041053272598107166391302.911.1037.30.72.67.12.72
AL (3 yrs)3835.5213.699794118