Seaver nearly doubled the number of total points of all other candidates on the write in ballot, receiving 29.1% of the total points. Piazza finished second with 13.7%, followed by Hodges (13.6%), Wright (4.7%) and Koosman (4.6%).
Seaver pitched 12 seasons (1967-1977, 1983) for the Mets, winning 198 games and compiling a 2.57 ERA. He won the Rookie of the Year Award in 1967, three Cy Young Awards (1969, 1973 and 1975) as was selected to nine All-Star teams as a member of the Mets. He was a member of the 1969 World Series champions and 1973 National League champions.