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Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia becomes the second player, and the first rookie to hit a leadoff home run in a World Series

In a 13-1 rout of the Rockies, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia becomes the second player, and the first rookie to hit a leadoff home run in a World Series opener. The 24 year-old freshman, the 31st major leaguer to homer in his first Fall Classic appearance, joins Orioles’ outfielder Don Buford, who went yard in 1969 as a leadoff batter in Game 1 off Tom Seaver of the Mets.

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Don Sutton (298) throws a two-hit shutout, beating Tom Seaver (306) and the White Sox 3-0. The starters have the highest combined win total (604) for opposing pitchers since 1926, when Washington’s Walter Johnson (406) faced Chicago’s right-hander Red Faber (197) in a Griffith Stadium contest.

Don Sutton (298) throws a two-hit shutout, beating Tom Seaver (306) and the White Sox 3-0. The starters have the highest combined win total (604) for opposing pitchers since 1926, when Washington’s Walter Johnson (406) faced Chicago’s right-hander Red Faber (197) in a Griffith Stadium contest.

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Tom Seaver establishes a big league record with his 15th Opening Day assignment

Tom Seaver establishes a big league record with his 15th Opening Day assignment, earning the victory in the White Sox’s 4-2 win over Milwaukee at County Stadium. The right-hander, who also got the first-day nods from the Mets (1968-77, 1983) and Reds (1978-79, 1981), will extend the mark previously held by Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators to 16 next season.

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On opening day the Astros pull off the first triple play begun with a strikeout

1978 – The traditional Opening Day in Cincinnati is an 11-9 loss to the Reds. Terry Puhl begins the season with a leadoff homer against Tom Seaver and is later joined by Cesar Cedeno and Joe Ferguson in the longball department. Ferguson also starts a triple play when he catches strike three from Joe Sambito, throws out George Foster stealing second then watches Joe Morgan get caught in a rundown between third and home. 

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The National League emerges victorious in the annual All-Star Game at Veterans Stadium, 7 – 1. George Foster, one of seven Reds position players on the squad, homers, drives in three runs, and is named the game’s MVP. Rookie Mark Fidrych gives up two runs and takes the loss. It is the NL’s 13th win in the last 14 games.

The National League emerges victorious in the annual All-Star Game at Veterans Stadium, 7 – 1. George Foster, one of seven Reds position players on the squad, homers, drives in three runs, and is named the game’s MVP. Rookie Mark Fidrych gives up two runs and takes the loss. It is the NL’s 13th win in the last 14 games.

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Tom Seaver becomes first pitcher to earn $200,000 annually

In a deal negotiated in the groundskeeper’s office under the third base stands at Fort Lauderdale Stadium, 31 year-old right-hander Tom Seaver agrees to a three-year contract with the Mets. The pact makes ‘Tom Terrific,’ who posted a 25-9 record last season while leading the league in strikeouts with 243, the first hurler in baseball history to earn $200,000 annually.

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Tom Seaver ties NL record by striking out 19

On April 22, 1970, New York Mets ace Tom Seaver ties a major league record by striking out 19 batters in a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres. Seaver also strikes out the last 10 batters he faces, setting another big league mark. Earlier in the day, Seaver was officially presented with the 1969 National League Cy Young Award.

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In Game 4 of the Fall Classic at Shea Stadium, Tom Seaver and the Mets beat the Orioles in ten innings, 2-1

In Game 4 of the Fall Classic at Shea Stadium, Tom Seaver and the Mets beat the Orioles in ten innings, 2-1. The game features an outstanding run-saving diving catch of Brooks Robinson’s sinking line drive with two on in the ninth inning by right fielder Ron Swoboda and a controversial play in the tenth when J.C. Martin unquestionably gets in the way of Pete Richert’s throw, without the umpire not calling interference on the baserunner.

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Tom Seaver becomes the first pitcher in franchise history to win 20 games in one season when the Mets beat the Phillies at Shea Stadium, 5-1. ‘Tom Terrific’, who will finish the season with a 25-7 record for the world champs, tosses a five-hit, complete game to reach the milestone.

Tom Seaver becomes the first pitcher in franchise history to win 20 games in one season when the Mets beat the Phillies at Shea Stadium, 5-1. ‘Tom Terrific’, who will finish the season with a 25-7 record for the world champs, tosses a five-hit, complete game to reach the milestone.

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Tom Seaver strikes out 14 batters in eight innings en route to the Mets’ 5-2 win over L.A. at Shea Stadium. The victory, fueled by Ed Kranepool’s two home runs, improves the second-place team’s record to 24-23, the latest they have been above .500 in franchise history.

Tom Seaver strikes out 14 batters in eight innings en route to the Mets’ 5-2 win over L.A. at Shea Stadium. The victory, fueled by Ed Kranepool’s two home runs, improves the second-place team’s record to 24-23, the latest they have been above .500 in franchise history.

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Jim Wynn homers off Tom Seaver with two outs in the ninth to tie New York, 1-1. Bob Aspromonte’s two-run opposite-field double in the 12th wins it for Houston. Tom Dukes, who fanned two with the bases full of Mets in the 11th, picks up the 3-1 victory.

1968 – Jim Wynn homers off Tom Seaver with two outs in the ninth to tie New York, 1-1. Bob Aspromonte’s two-run opposite-field double in the 12th wins it for Houston. Tom Dukes, who fanned two with the bases full of Mets in the 11th, picks up the 3-1 victory.

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The National League wins the 1968 All Star Game 1-0 at the Astrodome

Appropriately, pitching dominates the All-Star Game in the first All-Star Game played indoors. Willie Mays, playing in place of the injured Pete Rose, tallies an unearned run in the 1st inning against American Leaguestarter Luis Tiant to complete the scoring for the day – the first All-Star effort to end 1 – 0. Don Drysdale, Juan Marichal, Steve Carlton, Tom Seaver, Ron Reed and Jerry Koosman hold the American League to three hits.

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Tom Seaver picks up his first victory

1967 – Tom Seaver the 22 year old rookie of the New York Mets records his first major league victory with a 6 – 1 triumph over the Chicago Cubs. Seaver goes 7 2/3 innings and gives up eight hits and one run. Seaver, a right-hander the Mets obtained in a lottery drawing that included the Braves, Phillies, and Indians after his original contract was voided. Seaver will become known as “the Franchise”.

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