Tom Seaver

Birthdate11/17/1944
Death Date8/31/2020
Debut Year1967
Year of Induction1992
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 when he penned this letter. 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
Tom Seaver is among 15 first-ballot HoFers to receive the William J. Slocum Award

Tom Seaver is among 15 first-ballot HoFers to receive the William J. Slocum Award

Tom Seaver enjoyed one of the finest pitching careers in the history of baseball. When he was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1992, Seaver set the record for highest voting percentage. The first player inducted with a Mets cap on his plaque, Seaver is one of 15 first-ballot Hall of Famers to receive

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