The Case for Tom Seaver As the Most Terrific Right-Handed Pitcher Ever

The Iconic New York Mets Hurler Known As “Tom Terrific” Died on August 31 at 75, but His Legacy As One of the Greatest Pitchers In Baseball History Will Live Forever

TOM SEAVER’S PICTURE-PERFECT DELIVERY ON THE MOUND WAS EMULATED BY YOUNG PITCHERS
Nolan Ryan, who started his career with the New York Mets and was Tom Seaver’s teammate and friend, holds the Major League record for most strikeouts, but isn’t the best righty pitcher ever.
TOM SEAVER PRESENTED ROGER CLEMENS WITH THE LATTER’S SECOND CY YOUNG AWARD IN 1987, THE YEAR THAT TOM TERRIFIC RETIRED FROM THE GAME.
GREG MADDUX, WHO PITCHED MOST OF HIS CAREER FOR THE ATLANTA BRAVES, WON 355 GAMES BUT DOESN’T QUITE MEASURE UP TO TOM SEAVER IN THE MAJORITY OF MAJOR STATISTICS.
CURRENT METS PITCHING STAR JACOB deGROM HAS WON TWO CONSECUTIVE CY YOUNG AWARDS (2018 & 2019) AND HAS DISPLAYED SEAVER-LIKE DOMINANCE DURING HIS SHORT CAREER.
TOM SEAVER WON THREE CY YOUNG AWARDS (1969, 1973, 1975).

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