Friday, July 15, 2011

1976 Kellogg's #32 - Tom Seaver

  • What did he do to deserve a 1976 Kellogg's card?
    • Tom Seaver was one of the best (if not the best) pitchers in baseball in the 1970s.
    • In 1975 Seaver won his third NL Cy Young Award and was an NL All Star
    • Tom led the  NL in wins (22) and in strikeouts (243)
  • 1976 Highlights:
    • Was a holdout during spring training but agreed to terms and became baseball's highest paid pitcher on April 5.
    • Had a rough stretch in May, losing four straight starts. 
    • Pitched two innings in the All Star Game and allowed a solo home run to Fred Lynn
    • Had a record of 14-11 with a 2.59 ERA
    • Led the NL with 235 strikeouts (his ninth straight 200-plus strikeout season)

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