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Known by the colorful and accurate nicknames "The Franchise" and "Tom Terrific", Tom Seaver won the National League Rookie of the Year Award in 1967 and was a huge part of bringing the New York Mets their first world championship in 1969. This fantastic pitcher was a 12-time All-Star, won 3 NL Cy Young Awards, and is the Mets' all-time leader in wins.
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- He was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1967
- He was a 12-time All-Star
- He won 3 NL Cy Young Awards (in 1969, 1973, and 1975)
- He was a World Series Champion with the New York Mets in 1969
- He threw a no-hitter in 1978
- He had 16 Opening-Day starts over his 22 year career
- He has the record for striking out the most hitters in a row (with 10)
- He was the NL leader in strikeouts 5 times (in 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, and 1976)
- He led the NL in Earned Run Avg 3 times (in 1970, 1971, and 1973)
- He won 20 or more games in a season 5 times (1969, 1971, 1972, 1975, and 1977)
- He holds the record for consecutive 200-strikeout seasons with nine (1968–1976)
- He is one of only two players to reach 300 wins, 3,000 strikeouts, with an earned run average under 3.00
- And he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992 with the highest percentage of votes (98.84%) up to that time