Tom Seaver, was an immediate super-star pitcher when in his rookie season in 1967, he was picked for the NL All-Star team. Seaver won 16 games for a Mets' team that won just 61 games, and was voted the 'Rookie of the Year'. In 1969, Seaver was 25-7 and a ERA 0f 2.21, won the first of his three Cy Young Awards and led the "Miracle Mets" to the World Title. The next season, on April 21, 1970, he struck out 19 San Diego Padres, including a record 10 in-a-row to end the game- to tie the major league record.
In 1971, Seaver was 20-10 and led the NL with a 1.76 ERA, for the second straight year. In 1973, he again led the NL in ERA 2.08 and led in strikeouts with 251.
In his 10 years with the New York Mets, he won 25% of their games. In 1974, a sore hip kept this Hall of Famer record to 11-11 but the next year Seaver bounced back going 22-9 and led the NL again in strikeouts while capturing another Cy Young Award.
He was traded in June of 1977 to the Cincinnati Reds and went a combined 21-6 for the Mets & Reds. On June 16, 1978, Seaver hurled a no-hitter vs. the Cardinals winning 4-0. In his career Tom Seaver was picked for 11 All-Star Games, five times won 20 or more games and set a major league record by fanning 200 or more batters in 10 different years.
He won his 300th game while pitching for the White Sox in 1985. Tom Seaver's career stats: 311-205, ERA 2.86, innings 4,783, and his 3,640 strikeouts put him in 3rd place on the all-time passing legendary Walter Johnson.
In 1992, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.