Tuesday, July 16, 2019

NO-HITTERS SPECIAL SUB-SET: TOM SEAVER. JUNE 16TH, 1978

The next, and sadly the last no-hitter profiled in this long-running thread of No-No’s through the 1970’s is the gem tossed by one of the all-time greats, Tom Seaver, which sadly for New York Mets fans came AFTER he was spending his days at Shea Stadium:


On June 16th of 1978 “Tom Terrific”, not one year away from the shocking trade that brought him to the Cincinnati Reds, threw a gem of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals, no-hitting them while sending the Reds to a 4-0 win.
He faced the minimum 27 batters in the game even though he walked three batters the Reds committed an error, though I don’t see any double-plays or pick-offs by the Reds, so I’m a little confused as to how.
Nevertheless, Seaver was on his game as usual, though you may be shocked to see that he only struck out three batters during his no-hitter.
Even though I was in Elementary School at the time, I remember well how brutal this was for my Mets fans friends to see, with the face of their team unceremoniously traded away a year earlier.
As we know, it wouldn’t be until Johan Santana in 2012 that the Mets’ faithful would get to see a no-hitter thrown by one of their own.
But on this day, Seaver added a cherry to his already HOF career.

3 comments:

  1. The entire Cardinals' TV feed paired up with the Reds' radio broadcast of Seaver's no-hitter is here:
    https://youtu.be/zPI9i0_gq-E

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  2. As a Mets fan (with all Mets fan friends), it's hard to describe how badly we all took it when we heard Tom Seaver was traded to the Reds. It was even harder to stomach the first time he pitched against us, and this no-hitter was just the final insult. It's been 42 years since the trade, and it still kind of hurts, remarkably enough.

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  3. Awesome end to an excellent series!

    Thanks, Gio!!

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