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Tom Seaver

Chronology

1944 Born November 17 in Fresno, California
1953 Begins playing Little League ball
1956 Pitches no-hitter at age of 12
1962 Earns baseball scholarship to University of Southern California
1966 Drafted by Braves
1966 Made free agent before career even begins, picked up by New York Mets
1969 Helps Mets to their first World Series Championship in franchise history
1970 Strikes out 19 in a win over the San Diego Padres, including ten in a row to end the game
1971 Smashes 8th inning homer in June 24th game to win his own game, 2-1
1971 Finishes season with 1.71 ERA, half the league average
1973 Leads Mets to their second National League pennant
1975 Reaches 200 strikeouts for major league record 8th straight season
1977 Traded by Mets to the Reds
1978 Throws first no-hitter for the Cincinnati Reds on June 10
1981 Stung by the players' strike and would lose in Cy Young balloting by three points
1982 Agrees to contract with Mets in a trade that sends him back to New York
1984 Stunning New York fans once more, Seaver is picked up by Chicago White Sox
1985 Sets major league record by making 15th of his 16 opening day starts
1985 Becomes 17th pitcher to win 300 games
1986 Makes his major league record 16th opening day start
1987 Abandons comeback attempt and announces his retirement
1992 Inducted to Baseball Hall of Fame with a record 98.8% of the vote
1999 Becomes broadcast booth color man for New York Mets and also serves as part-time coach for the team

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