Mets Rewind
Hall of Fame Profile: Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver garnered nearly twice as many votes as all the other names on the MetsRewind Hall of Fame ballot, making him the first inductee on the site’s first-ever class.

Obtained by the Mets in a special draft lottery, Seaver pitched 12 seasons for the Mets (1967-1977, 1983), earning the 1967 N.L. Rookie of the Year Award, three National League Cy Young awards (1969, 1973, 1975) and nine All-Star team selections representing New York.

Cincinnati Reds manager Sparky Anderson once said, “My idea of managing is giving the ball to Tom Seaver and then sitting down and watching him work.”

In addition to his success and fame with the Mets, Seaver was also at the center of the most infamous trade in franchise history. On June 15, 1977 the Mets traded Seaver to the Reds for Pat Zachry, Steve Henderson, Dan Norman and Doug Flynn.

In March 2019, the Mets announced Seaver is suffering from dementia.

Career Stats

Seaver is one of the greatest pitchers of all-time. Don't take our word for it, just look at the numbers.
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Hall of Fame Profile

Mets broadcaster Ralph Kiner recalled “Tom Seaver was the driving force behind the players, always pushing the team to be better than they were, never letting them settle.”
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SABR Profile

Maxwell Kates authored this comprehensive profile for the Society for American Baseball Research.
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