Mets Rewind
The future arrives and its name is George Thomas Seaver
The following is a summary of events and memorable moments throughout the season. This is no an exhaustive reflection of this season, For more details of games, players and events from this season we encourage you to explore the sub sections — team roster, vault and timeline — listed below and throughout this section. In addition, as we continue to develop the Mets Rewind website new features and content will be added as they become available.

Although the Mets took a step back from the previous year, 1967 marked the debut of pitcher Tom Seaver. On July 19, at Shea Stadium he fired 10 strikeouts (The first of 62 games he would achieve that feat as a Mets uniform) in a 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves.

For the season he recorded 16 wins and 170 strikeouts, a Mets record. He had 18 complete games and a 2.76 ERA also a Mets record. It all adds up to Seaver being named The National League Rookie of the Year, and a berth in the All-Star Game.

Mets manager Wes Westrum resigned with just two weeks left in the season. He explained that stress — “physical and mental strain,” he said — were the reason he decided to step away. Westrum added he was not looking forward to waiting on a decision about his future saying, “I had one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.”

The season recap published above (in bold) is written and contributed by David Russell from his book, Fabulous to Futile in Flushing: A Year-by-Year History of the Mets. Do you love Mets history? Pick up this book online at your favorite bookseller and enjoy season-by-season historical recaps, Mets highlights and challenging trivia that will send you on a fun journey through the Mets rich franchise history.

1967 SEASON RECAP

RECORD

61-101

BATTING LEADERS

  • Average: Tommy Davis (.302)
  • Hits: Tommy Davis (174)
  • Home Runs: Tommy Davis (16)
  • RBI: Tommy Davis (73)

PITCHING LEADERS

  • Wins: Tom Seaver (16)
  • ERA: Ron Taylor (2.34)
  • Starts: Tom Seaver (34)
  • Innings Pitched: Tom Seaver (251)
  • Saves: Ron Taylor (8)

1967 Timeline

Let's take a look back at the highlights of this year in New York Mets franchise history.
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1967 Vault

We have curated stories, photos, video and news clippings from the year in Mets history.
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1967 Roster

Here are the numbers for this year in New York Mets history including a team roster and season stats.
Roster and Stats