Tom Seaver

Selected to the Hall of Fame with the largest percentage of votes ever at 98.84% as a first time nominee.  Seaver led the previously hapless New York Mets to their first World Series Championship, defeating Baltimore in 5 games in 1969. A 12-time All Star, Seaver won 311 games, playing for 5 teams over 20 seasons. He had an ERA below 3.00 and struck out 3640 batters. He won the Cy Young award 3 times and was runner up twice. He struck out 19 players, including the last 10 batters (still a major league record), in a game against San Diego. Other notable accomplishments include winning the rookie of the year award in 1967, winning twenty games or more 5 times including 25 during the 1969 season and pitching a no-hitter. He also had 61 shutouts over his illustrious career.

-Alan Bard

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