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Tom SeaverTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1966-1986 MLB Years: 1967-1986
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsP-656Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameGeorge Thomas Seaver
Height6-1Weight206BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 17,1944 [73.214]PlaceFresno,California
High SchoolFresno (Fresno,CA)
CollegeUSC (Los Angeles,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Atlanta Braves [Team Picks] in the 1st round (19th overall) of the 1966 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers [Team Picks] in the 10th round (190th overall) of the 1965 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutApril 13,1967 [22.147]
OrganizationsNYN [13] CIN [6] CHA [3] BOS [1] Awards15Awards Voting21-845
TBC Player ID17800Retrosheet IDseavt001MLBAM ID121961
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for New York Mets in 1968-1977,1983, Cincinnati Reds in 1978-1979,1981 and Chicago White Sox in 1985-1986 ... Threw a no-hitter on June 16,1978 against the St. Louis Cardinals ... The New York Mets retired his #41 on June 24, 1988
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts75Walks73Hittable79SO/BB81vsPower79Hitting57Durability91Team.499Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1966nullAAA--Rel2112123.133403410000210.018487730661880001.197.89--2.838.062.85.500-
1967New York MetsNLMLBnyn41ST2216132.763534118210251.0224857719781705051.208.030.682.806.102.18.5523.16
1968New York MetsNLMLBnyn41ST2316122.203635114511277.2224736815482058180.987.260.491.566.644.27.5712.22
1969New York MetsNLMLBnyn41ST242572.213635118510273.0202756724822088171.046.650.792.706.852.54.7813.11
1970New York MetsNLMLBnyn41ST2518122.823736119210290.22301039121832836041.087.120.652.578.763.41.6002.53
1971New York MetsNLMLBnyn41ST2620101.763635121410286.0210615618612895140.956.600.571.929.084.74.6671.93
1972New York MetsNLMLBnyn41ST2721122.923535013300262.0215928523772498051.117.390.792.658.553.23.6362.58
1973New York MetsNLMLBnyn41ST2819102.083636018300290.0219746723642515040.986.800.711.997.793.92.6552.57
1974New York MetsNLMLBnyn41ST2911113.203232012500236.0199898419752014231.167.590.722.867.672.68.5002.91
1975New York MetsNLMLBnyn41ST302292.383636015500280.0217817411882437141.096.970.352.837.802.76.7102.35
1976New York MetsNLMLBnyn41ST3114112.593534113500271.02118378147723512041.067.010.462.567.803.05.5602.47
1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn41ST32733.0013130530096.0793332728723101.117.410.662.636.752.57.7003.06
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin41ST321432.342020014400165.0120454312381244000.966.530.652.076.753.26.8242.87
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin41ST3316142.88363608100259.2218978326892266101.187.560.903.087.832.54.5333.17
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin41ST341663.14323209500215.0187857516611314001.157.830.672.555.482.15.7273.33
1980Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin41ST351083.64262605100168.0140746824591014011.187.501.293.165.411.71.5564.48
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin41ST361422.54232306100166.012051471066875031.126.490.543.574.711.32.8753.58
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin41ST375135.50212100000111.013675681444623031.6210.991.133.565.011.41.2784.50
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn41ST389143.55343405200231.020110491188613510041.247.830.703.355.261.57.3913.77
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBcha41ST3915113.953433110410236.221610810427611315021.178.211.032.324.982.15.5773.94
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha41ST4016113.17353326100238.222310384226913410081.228.410.832.605.051.94.5933.73
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha41ST41264.3812120100072.0663735927311051.298.251.133.383.881.15.2504.87
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31,40ST41573.80161601000104.01144644829723001.379.830.692.506.212.48.4173.22
MLB Totals - 20 Season(s)Filter3112052.86656647923161614778.2397116741521380139036401268741.127.470.722.626.852.62.6030.43
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12123.133403410000210.018487730661880001.197.89--2.838.062.85.500-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12123.133403410000210.018487730661880001.197.89--2.838.062.85.500-
New York Mets Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter1981242.57401395617144513043.024319538702128472541817521.087.180.632.507.513.00.615-
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter75463.1815815804212001084.292142738410235773126171.187.630.852.966.062.05.620-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter33283.678178317510546.050524822358157296160151.218.300.952.584.871.89.541-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter573.80161601000104.01144644829723001.379.830.692.506.212.48.417-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings1492.863030011300220.0183777017641676031.127.470.722.626.852.62.6090.43
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13133.133603610000220.019391760691970001.197.89--2.838.062.85.500-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1967New York MetsNLMLBnyn41p22367751120052082416100.143.230.169.39913293.204.026.156.1958.6025.813.000.000.0018.18
1968New York MetsNLMLBnyn41p23389551520030034403000.158.184.179.363172101.294.021.053.1692.9743.5614.670.000.0013.33
1969New York MetsNLMLBnyn41p24399171130061073424000.121.200.154.354143104.193.033.121.1776.7332.694.860.000.0027.27
1970New York MetsNLMLBnyn41p2542959171111000103107001.179.257.242.499233112.254.063.168.2378.9327.683.100.8995.0017.65
1971New York MetsNLMLBnyn41p263992818301700631011001.196.245.261.506244109.283.065.130.2365.5028.445.170.9292.0022.22
1972New York MetsNLMLBnyn41p27368951331340054106001.146.191.303.494277100.222.157.213.2295.0041.008.203.0029.6753.85
1973New York MetsNLMLBnyn41p28399391521151073409003.161.220.237.457224109.241.076.161.2156.4231.194.860.9293.0026.67
1974New York MetsNLMLBnyn41p2932713700040092807003.099.200.099.2997087.163.000.127.16110.3432.183.110.000.000.00
1975New York MetsNLMLBnyn41p30379571710050082417002.179.250.189.439181111.239.010.095.2177.2121.623.000.000.005.88
1976New York MetsNLMLBnyn41p3135825700030092609001.085.176.085.26170100.125.000.110.1429.0026.002.890.000.000.00
1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn41p3213311500040021202100.161.206.161.3675036.250.000.065.1745.5633.336.000.000.000.00
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin41p3220551012103500221011002.218.246.400.64622468.290.182.218.2832.9430.8810.504.4118.3333.33
1977Totals for NL-NL         33861117103900433013102.198.231.314.545274104.275.116.163.2433.8531.738.252.8828.6723.53
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin41p33367459100400831013000.122.207.135.34210195.209.013.122.1748.4232.633.880.000.0011.11
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin41p34337631230280012904002.158.169.276.44521581.222.118.132.1961.2335.8029.002.4738.0041.67
1980Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin41p3526465630030071707000.130.245.196.4419360.207.066.217.21811.6728.332.430.000.0050.00
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin41p36235531110160081604102.200.297.273.57015268.256.073.218.27311.7623.532.001.4755.0018.18
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin41p3722343620000021605002.176.222.235.4578241.333.059.118.2124.8839.028.000.000.0033.33
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn41p38346461002040062606102.156.225.219.44414277.256.063.156.2087.7933.774.330.000.0020.00
MLB Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter58013159920228512864010848541214022.154.219.210.429276451552.231.056.141.0006.9631.254.490.77109.5822.28
New York Mets Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter4209757014617566040803554773014.150.217.196.413191281139.227.046.132.0007.0231.174.440.53162.5019.18
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter16034029561106260028130044108.165.228.250.4788517413.244.085.168.0006.7831.484.641.4556.6730.36
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623672856813241030135134106.154.219.210.4297713433.231.056.141.0006.9631.254.490.77109.5822.28

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1967New York MetsNLMLBnyn22P35-2511738135655.9821.570.22-----3697.221.6
1968New York MetsNLMLBnyn23P36-2772148147069.9861.920.25-----3894.722.2
1969New York MetsNLMLBnyn24P36-2731848276866.9711.830.24-----3992.322.2
1970New York MetsNLMLBnyn25P37-2901946336865.9561.760.22-----4288.122.8
1971New York MetsNLMLBnyn26P36-2861738135655.9821.530.19-----3992.322.2
1972New York MetsNLMLBnyn27P35-2621740336057.9501.630.22101540.0-3697.222.4
1973New York MetsNLMLBnyn28P36-2902635516661.9241.690.215362.543992.322.4
1974New York MetsNLMLBnyn29P32-236942175251.9811.590.22-----32100.019.8
1975New York MetsNLMLBnyn30P36-2802143466864.9411.780.23-----3797.322.2
1976New York MetsNLMLBnyn31P35-2711241135453.9811.510.20-----35100.021.6
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32P20-165716-323231.0001.150.14-----20100.012.3
1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn32P13-966171-2423.9581.770.24-----13100.08.0
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin33P36-2591528624943.8781.190.17-----36100.022.4
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin34P32-2152226225048.9601.500.22-----3397.019.9
1980Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin35P26-1681626--42421.0001.620.25-----26100.016.0
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin36P23-166822113130.9681.300.18-----23100.021.3
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin37P21-111711212018.9000.860.16-----2295.513.0
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn38P34-23122284-5450.9261.470.22-----34100.021.0
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBcha39P34-2361140-251511.0001.500.22-----34100.021.0
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha40P35-2382043226563.9691.800.26-----35100.021.6
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos41P16-104139212422.9171.380.21-----16100.09.9
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha41P12-7247--11111.0000.920.15-----12100.07.4
MLB Totals for P - 20 season(s)-   P656-4777328692425410621020.9601.550.21151845.546560.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1967New York MetsNLMLBnyn2235----------
1968New York MetsNLMLBnyn2336----------
1969New York MetsNLMLBnyn2436----------
1970New York MetsNLMLBnyn2537----------
1971New York MetsNLMLBnyn2636----------
1972New York MetsNLMLBnyn2735----------
1973New York MetsNLMLBnyn2836----------
1974New York MetsNLMLBnyn2932----------
1975New York MetsNLMLBnyn3036----------
1976New York MetsNLMLBnyn3135----------
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3220----------
1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn3213----------
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3336----------
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3432----------
1980Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3526----------
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3623----------
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3721----------
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn3834----------
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3934----------
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4035----------
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos4116----------
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4112----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1969New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB24106.431007.0853201.5710.290.003.862.570.670.001.000
1969New York MetsWorld SeriesMLB24113.0021015.01253901.007.200.001.805.403.000.00.500
1973New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB28111.6221016.213351701.117.020.002.709.183.400.00.500
1973New York MetsWorld SeriesMLB28012.4020015.013431801.077.800.001.8010.806.000.00.000
1979Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB34002.251008.0522500.885.630.002.255.632.500.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs212.84404100031.72601001024001.147.390.002.846.822.400.00.667
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs122.70404100030.025090627001.037.500.001.808.104.500.00.333

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1969New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB2413000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1969New York MetsWorld SeriesMLB2424000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1973New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB2826122001001100000.333.429.6671.096427.400.334.50014.2914.291.000.000.00100.00
1973New York MetsWorld SeriesMLB2825000000000200000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
1979Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB3412000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs411122001001200000.182.250.364.6144212.222.182.2738.3316.672.000.000.00100.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs49000000000400000.000.000.000.000009.000.000.0000.0044.440.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1989New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya44Broadcaster1617487.46014.55Dallas Green,Bucky Dent
1990New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya45Broadcaster1626795.41421.07Stump Merrill,Bucky Dent
1991New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya46Broadcaster1627191.43820.05Stump Merrill
1992New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya47Broadcaster1627686.46920.05Buck Showalter
1993New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya48Broadcaster1628874.5437.02Buck Showalter
1999New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn54Broadcaster1639766.5956.52Bobby ValentineLost NLCS (Braves)
2000New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn55Broadcaster1629468.5801.02Bobby ValentineLost World Series (Yankees)
2001New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn56Broadcaster1628280.5066.03Bobby Valentine
2002New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn57Broadcaster1617586.46626.55Bobby Valentine-
2003New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn58Broadcaster1616695.41034.55Art Howe-
2004New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn59Broadcaster1627191.43825.04Art Howe-
2005New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn60Broadcaster1628379.5127.04Willie Randolph-
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [15]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1967National League Rookie of the Year1
1969National League Cy Young Award1
1973National League Cy Young Award ... National League Player of the Week (May 28-June 3)2
1975National League Cy Young Award ... National League Player of the Week (September 1-September 7) ... National League Player of the Week (June 9-June 15) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (June)4
1977National League Player of the Week (April 11-April 17) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (August) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (April)3
1978National League Player of the Week (June 12-June 18)1
1979National League Player of the Week (June 25-July 1)1
1981NL Pitcher of the Month (September)1
1985American League Player of the Week (July 29-August 4)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1986-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1986-06-29TradeTraded by White Sox to Red Sox for Steve Lyons. 
1984-01-20Selected by White Sox from Mets in the player compensation pool draft. 
1982-12-16TradeTraded by Reds to Mets for Jason Felice, Lloyd McClendon and Charlie Puleo. 
1977-06-15TradeTraded by Mets to Reds for Dan Norman, Steve Henderson, Doug Flynn and Pat Zachry. 
1966-04-03ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Mets. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll401,136,262-23297++370,78060,0001,136,262
1986Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll411,132,652-37395++386,34760,0002,268,914
1986Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll411,132,652-37395++386,34760,0002,268,914
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red