Today in Sports History: June 16

In 1978, Cincinnati Reds pitcher, Tom Seaver, had his first career no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals, winning 4-0. 

From 1967 until 1977 Seaver pitched for the New York Mets until he was traded midway through the season to the Cincinnati Reds where he pitched and played until 1984. He was then traded to the Chicago White Sox where he pitched for three seasons until 1986 and ended his career midway through the 1986 season with the Boston Red Sox.

Through 656 games, Seaver won 311 games and lost 205. His average for earned runs scored was 2.86 as he pitched 4,782.2 innings. He had a total of 3,640 strikeouts with an average of 1.12 walks and hits per inning pitched. 

Seaver was named 1967 Rookie of the Year, 12-time National League All-Star, 1969 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, 1969 World Series Champion, and three-time NL Cy Young recipient. 

During his post-playing career, Seaver was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992 for his outstanding career and incredible accomplishments. Unfortunately, Seaver passed away on August 31, 2020, due to fighting Dementia and Covid-19. Seaver and his playing career will always be remembered.

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