How much is Tom Seaver worth?
|Net Worth:||$12 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Baseball Pitcher|
|Date of Birth:||November 17, 1944|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Tom Seaver
- Born: Nov. 17, 1944
- Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
- Height: 6-1
- Weight: 195 pounds
- Bats: Right
- Throws: Right
- Family: Wife, Nancy; two daughters
- Primary position: Pitcher
Before the bigs:
- Mother, Betty, was a homemaker, father, Charles was in front office with Bonner Packing Company.
- Family was athletically minded with dad a Walker Cup golfer as a youngster.
- First became known when he pitched a perfect game and batted .540 as a 12-year-old in Little League.
- Spent two years at Fresno City College before transferring to Southern California, where he played under legendary coach Rod Dedeaux.
- After strong junior season (10-2 with 100 strikeouts in 100 innings), Seaver signed a contract with the Braves in his senior year. But his senior season was under way by then and that was against MLB rules. Commissioner William Eckert voided the contract and Seaver’s name was put into a lottery with three other teams that matched Atlanta’s offer, with the New York Mets emerging as the winning draw.
- Spent 1966 season Triple-A Jacksonville, where he was 12-12 with four shutouts and 188 strikeouts. Most significant off-the-field move was marrying his high school sweetheart, Nancy Lynn McIntyre, in the middle of the season.
- “Tom Terrific” was one of the best right-handers ever, finishing his career with 311 wins and 205 losses, and holds many National League records including lowest ERA (2.86) for a pitcher with 200 or more wins and most consecutive seasons with 200 or more strikeouts.
- A three-time National League Cy Young Award winner, all won at age 30 or younger.
- Finished his career holding numerous New York Mets records, including wins (198), complete games (171), shutouts (44), starts (395), strikeouts (2,541) and ERA (2.57). His No. 41 jersey was retired by the Mets.
- A 12-time National League All-Star.
- Rewrote Mets record book in first season (1967). He had 16 wins, 18 complete games, 170 strikeouts and 2.76 ERA – all club records for a team that was 61-101 that season. First Mets player in history to win National League Rookie of the Year award.
- Had banner year in 1969 in leading the “Miracle Mets” to their first World Series title, going 25-7 with a 2.21 ERA and 18 complete games. Won his firt Cy Young Award that season, and his only championship. He was 2-1 in that postseason.
- Top game-strikeout performance came in 1970 when he struck out 19 San Diego Padres, including the last 10 outs. He led the league that year with 283 strikeouts and a league-best 2.81 ERA.
- Followed that with his best season in 1971, when he had 289 strikeouts and a 1.76 ERA that led to 20 wins that season.
- Had 21 wins and 249 strikeouts in 1972, and became first pitcher to win the NL Cy Young without winning 20 games in a season in 1973. He had 19 wins, 18 complete games, struck out 251 and had 2.08 ERA as the Mets won the NL pennant but lost to the Oakland A’s in the World Series.
- Won Cy Young Award again in 1975 (22-9, 2.38 ERA) and made $172,000, the highest-paid pitcher in baseball at that time. Became the first pitcher to strike out 200 batters in eight consecutive seasons, surpassing the 2,000 mark in his career.
- Was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for Doug Flynn, Steve Henderson, Dan Norman and Pat Zachry on June 15, 1977. He compiled a 14-3 record with a 2.34 ERA but fell four strikeouts short of a 10th consecutive 200-strikeout season.
- Pitched a no-hitter against St. Louis in 1978.
- Suffered through several injuries in 1979 but still led the Reds into the playoffs, where they lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NLCS.
- He recorded his 3,000th career strikeout in 1982, when he fanned St. Louis’ Keith Hernandez.
- Was the winning pitcher on May 9, 1984 when the Chicago White Sox won a game in 25 innings, the first eight-hour game in major league history. It had been stopped after 17 innings the day before. After the completion of the suspended game, Seaver started and won the second game to become the first White Sox pitcher since Wilbur Wood to win two games played in the same day.
- Won 16 games at age 40 for the White Sox in 1985 and had a 3.17 ERA.
- Went 5-7 in his final season with the 1986 Boston Red Sox, who won the AL pennant. Did not pitch in the playoffs.
- Elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility with the highest percentage vote ever, 98.84 percent. As of 2012, he’s the only Hall of Famer with a Mets hat on his plaque.
- Retired in California where he established a winery near Calistoga.
- Also worked as a baseball broadcaster for several networks, including NBC and ABC.
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