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Tom Seaver

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver

Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: NY Mets; NL Cy Young Award 1969, 73, 75; 12 x MLB All Star

Born: November 17, 1944
Birthplace: Fresno, California, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: August 31, 2020 (aged 75)
Cause of Death: Lewy body dementia and COVID-19

Married Life

  • 1966-07-09 Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Seaver (21) weds Nancy Lynn McIntyre

Historical Events

  • 1966-04-03 Tom Seaver signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus
  • 1967-04-20 NY Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins his 1st game, helps beat Cubs, 6-1
  • 1967-11-20 Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year
  • 1969-07-09 Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
  • 1969-10-29 Tom Seaver voted NL Cy Young Award
  • 1969-11-20 San Francisco Giant Willie McCovey edges Tom Seaver as NL MVP
  • 1970-04-22 NY Met Tom Seaver strikes out last 10 Padres, for a total of 19
  • 1973-10-30 Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award
  • 1973-10-31 Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 1975-09-01 NY Mets pitcher Tom Seaver shuts out Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0; first to reach 200 strikeouts for a MLB-record 8th straight season
  • 1975-11-12 NY Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award
  • 1977-06-15 NY Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry
  • 1978-06-16 Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0
  • 1983-04-05 NY Met Tom Seaver's sets record 14th NL Opening Day assignment
  • 1985-04-09 White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game
  • 1985-08-04 Tom Seaver of Chicago White Sox becomes 17th pitcher to win 300 MLB career games, beating New York, 4-1; 54,032 at Yankee Stadium
  • 1986-06-09 In a clash of future Baseball Hall of Fame starting pitchers California Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats Tom Seaver of the Chicago WS (306 wins), 3-0 at Comiskey Park
  • 1986-06-29 Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver
  • 1987-06-22 Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with NY Mets
  • 1989-02-26 NY Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster
  • 1992-01-07 Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1992-08-02 Tom Seaver, Rollie Fingers, Hal Newhouser & Bill McGowan are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

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