At San Diego on June 8, Seaver had 14 strikeouts in seven innings for the win as the Mets defeated the Padres, 3-2. [43] The White Sox traded Seaver to the Boston Red Sox for Steve Lyons in mid-season. A longtime Met, Seaver played a significant role in their victory in the 1969 World Series over the Baltimore Orioles. Still, he chalked up his record-tying seventh straight 200-strikeout season (totaling 201) and matched his personal high of five shutouts for the year. He also finished runner-up to Willie McCovey for the League's Most Valuable Player Award. Seaver replaced Joe Garagiola[65] as NBC's lead baseball color commentator, which led to him calling the 1989 All-Star Game and National League Championship Series. On the Mets Seaver won a World Series in 1969 and a National League pennant in 1973. He hurled a 10-inning complete game in a 2-1 Mets triumph over the Braves in Atlanta on July 9. On April 8, Seaver pitched all nine innings to get the win in a 2-1 Mets victory over the Phillies in the season opener at Shea. During the year, Seaver was named the league’s Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Month twice each. A knee injury prevented him from appearing against the Mets in the World Series but Seaver received among the loudest ovations during player introductions prior to Game 1. In addition to his 10 consecutive strikeouts, Seaver tied Steve Carlton's major league record at the time,[17] with 19 strikeouts in a nine-inning game. 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After their improbable World Series Championship, Tom became a household name to baseball fans – a responsibility he carried out with distinction throughout his life. He hurled five-hit shutouts in a 4-0 Mets win over the Reds at Cincinnati on June 25 and a 1-0 Mets triumph over the Astros at Houston on June 30. As a sophomore in 1965, Seaver posted a 10–2 record for the Trojans, and he was selected in the tenth round of the 1965 Major League Baseball draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Aaron replied to Seaver, "Kid, I know who you are, and before your career is over, I guarantee you everyone in this stadium will, too. He played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, and Boston Red Sox from the year 1967 to 1986. Tom also had a complete game shutout for a 1-0 Mets win over the Astros at Shea on September 23. [32], In six seasons with the Reds, Seaver was 75–46 with a 3.18 earned run average and 42 complete games in 158 starts. Seaver was also the winning pitcher in the Mets’ division-clinching 6-4 triumph over the Cubs at Chicago on October 1. They were parents of two daughters. He chalked up his 20th win of the year with a two-hit shutout for a 1-0 Mets victory at Pittsburgh on September 29. In an anomaly, Seaver won two games on May 9, 1984. Tom has a sister Katherine Seaver Jones who has four children: Brian Jones (Bearing Point), Eric Jones (accredited golf instructor), Sarah Whalen (housewife, shopper), and Polly Riley (Teacher at Reno High School). He worked as an analyst for Yankees' telecasts on WPIX from 1989 to 1993 and for Mets telecasts on WPIX from 1999 to 2005, making him one of three sportscasters to be regular announcers for both teams; the others are Fran Healy and Tim McCarver. George Thomas Seaver (nicknamed Tom Terrific and The Franchise) (November 17, 1944 – August 31, 2020) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher who broke into the major leagues in 1967 and retired in 1986. He was a pitcher.