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The Terrific One

December 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans!

Considering I just watched Anchorman 2 on the big screen, here is a little something about a famous Met who was born in the same state that Ron Burgundy reported the news (California). Ladies and gentleman, the Fresno, California native, Tom Seaver!

George Thomas Seaver played with the Mets, Reds, White Sox, and Red Sox from 1967 to 1986. He was one of the excellent pitchers who helped revive a likable New York baseball team when he and the Mets won the 1969 World Series. Tom Terrific, as he was nicknamed, won an astounding 311 career games (18th on the all time list) and posted a 2.86 career ERA (125th all time). He won 106 more games than he lost! He is, however, number one on the all time list when it comes to career strikeouts in the National League, with 3,272.  The NL Rookie of the Year in 1967 and three-time Cy Young Award winner has the highest voting percentage to get into the Hall of Fame at 98.8% and also has the most Opening Day starts of any pitcher in baseball history at 16.

Well, those 1.2% of the voters who did not want Seaver in the Hall are probably angry with themselves now, seeing that Tom was such a terrific pitcher. Anyway, thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed it and check back in a few days for more of “all the buzz on what wuzz.”

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