Tom Seaver

Birthdate 11/17/1944
Death Date
Debut Year 1967
Year of Induction 1992
Teams Mets, Red Sox, Reds, White Sox
Position Pitcher

Tom Seaver set the record highest voting percentage (98.84%) in the history of the Hall; he’s also the first player in Cooperstown with a Mets cap.

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Tom Seaver handwritten letter dated 12/10/71

Tom Seaver handwritten letter dated 12/10/71

Tom Seaver had just completed what might be his greatest season. The 12-time All Star finished 20-10 with a sterling 1.76 earned run average. Seaver led the league in ERA, strikeouts and WHIP. One has to wonder if today’s more sophisticated Cy Young voters would have recognized his greatness over

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