mickjagger
Truly, a man for all seasons ...

"Tom Seaver retired with 311 victories and a dazzling ERA of 2.86. He led the league in strikeouts five times, victories and ERA three times each, including a career-best ERA of 1.76 in 1971. His 61 shutouts are tied with Nolan Ryan, his onetime teammate, for seventh most in baseball history.  He threw 1 no-hitter and 5 1-hitters in his career.

He won a Cy Young Award in 1975, becoming only the second pitcher, after Sandy Koufax, to win the award three times at the time.  In 1992, he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame with 98.8 percent of the vote, a record at the time."

Seaver was also known for his wide-ranging interests beyond baseball, including books, investments, wine, art and gardening. He was among the first baseball players to voice public opposition to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War."

- Washington Post 

Full Story:
http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/tom-seaver-hall-of-fame-pitcher-for-new-yorks-miracle-mets-of-69-dies-at-75/ar-BB18EpnN?li=BBnbfcL
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db11
Before my time, but my grandparents had an old baseball glove that I always used when I was over there that had one of those stamped autographs on the palm...that one had Tom Seaver on it.

That last line is interesting when people complain about athletes no longer "sticking to sports."
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mickjagger
db11 wrote:
Before my time, but my grandparents had an old baseball glove that I always used when I was over there that had one of those stamped autographs on the palm...that one had Tom Seaver on it.

That last line is interesting when people complain about athletes no longer "sticking to sports."
Agree, Dan ... and all the more so when one considers Seaver was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran ...
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