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Tom Seaver

George Thomas Seaver (Tom Terrific)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: November 17, 1944 in Fresno, CA
High School: Fresno HS (Fresno, CA)
Schools: Fresno City College (Fresno, CA), University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Signed
by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 1966. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1967 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Mets/Reds/WhiteSox/RedSox 1967-1986
Agents: Bob Lawrence [*]
Final Game: September 19, 1986 (Age 41)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1992 (425/430 ballots).
   View Tom Seaver Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1967 NYM NL 22 P 35 34 18 251.0 56 17 38 1 3 .982 1.97 1.57 .960 2.00 2.00 14 11 44% 40% 0 AS,MVP-22,RoY-1
1968 NYM NL 23 P 36 35 14 278.0 70 21 48 1 4 .986 2.23 1.92 .958 2.01 2.02 16 15 48% 40% 0 AS
1969 NYM NL 24 P 36 35 18 273.1 68 18 48 2 7 .971 2.17 1.83 .958 1.95 1.94 7 4 36% 40% 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-2
1970 NYM NL 25 P 37 36 19 290.2 68 19 46 3 3 .956 2.01 1.76 .951 1.85 1.84 14 7 33% 33% 2 AS,CYA-7,MVP-29
1971 NYM NL 26 P 36 35 21 286.1 56 17 38 1 3 .982 1.73 1.53 .954 1.90 1.90 7 3 30% 35% 3 AS,CYA-2,MVP-9
1972 NYM NL 27 P 35 35 13 262.0 60 17 40 3 3 .950 1.96 1.63 .950 1.78 1.78 10 15 60% 37% 0 AS,CYA-5,MVP-25
1973 NYM NL 28 P 36 36 18 290.0 66 26 35 5 1 .924 1.89 1.69 .950 1.88 1.88 5 3 38% 36% 0 AS,CYA-1,MVP-8
1974 NYM NL 29 P 32 32 12 236.0 52 9 42 1 7 .981 1.94 1.59 .944 1.88 1.88 27 8 23% 33% 1
1975 NYM NL 30 P 36 36 15 280.1 68 21 43 4 6 .941 2.05 1.78 .946 1.86 1.86 24 15 38% 32% 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-9
1976 NYM NL 31 P 35 34 13 271.0 54 12 41 1 3 .981 1.76 1.51 .950 1.88 1.87 26 10 28% 33% 0 AS,CYA-8
1977 TOT NL 32 P 33 33 19 261.1 47 13 33 1 3 .979 1.58 1.39 .950 1.85 1.85 22 7 24% 35% 2 AS,CYA-3,MVP-25
1977 NYM NL 32 P 13 13 5 96.0 24 6 17 1 0 .958 2.16 1.77 .950 1.85 1.85 10 3 23% 35% 2
1977 CIN NL 32 P 20 20 14 165.1 23 7 16 0 3 1.000 1.25 1.15 .950 1.85 1.85 12 4 25% 35% 0
1978 CIN NL 33 P 36 36 8 259.2 49 15 28 6 2 .878 1.49 1.19 .951 1.91 1.89 21 8 28% 32% 1 AS
1979 CIN NL 34 P 32 32 9 215.0 50 22 26 2 2 .960 2.01 1.50 .951 1.80 1.80 27 14 34% 34% 0 CYA-4,MVP-21
1980 CIN NL 35 P 26 26 5 168.0 42 16 26 0 0 1.000 2.25 1.62 .952 1.91 1.91 29 4 12% 31% 0
1981 CIN NL 36 P 23 23 6 166.1 31 8 22 1 1 .968 1.62 1.30 .959 1.97 1.98 23 11 32% 33% 0 AS,CYA-2,MVP-10
1982 CIN NL 37 P 21 21 0 111.1 20 7 11 2 1 .900 1.46 0.86 .952 1.96 1.97 14 6 30% 32% 0
1983 NYM NL 38 P 34 34 5 231.0 54 22 28 4 0 .926 1.95 1.47 .952 1.92 1.91 50 4 7% 33% 1
1984 CHW AL 39 P 34 33 10 236.2 51 11 40 0 2 1.000 1.94 1.50 .958 1.79 1.78 27 4 13% 36% 2
1985 CHW AL 40 P 35 33 6 238.2 65 20 43 2 2 .969 2.38 1.80 .953 1.86 1.84 24 9 27% 33% 0
1986 TOT AL 41 P 28 28 2 176.1 35 17 16 2 1 .943 1.68 1.18 .957 1.83 1.81 22 6 21% 34% 0
1986 CHW AL 41 P 12 12 1 72.0 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 1.38 0.92 .957 1.82 1.81 8 2 20% 34% 0
1986 BOS AL 41 P 16 16 1 104.1 24 13 9 2 1 .917 1.90 1.38 .957 1.83 1.81 14 4 22% 34% 0
20 Seasons P 656 647 231 4783.0 1062 328 692 42 54 .960 1.92 1.55 .953 1.89 1.88 409 164 29% 34% 14
20 Seasons TOT 656 647 231 4783.0 1062 328 692 42 54 .960 1.92 1.55 .953 1.89 1.88 409 164 29% 34% 14
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1967 NYM NL 22 P
1968 NYM NL 23 P
1969 NYM NL 24 P
1970 NYM NL 25 P
1971 NYM NL 26 P
1972 NYM NL 27 P
1973 NYM NL 28 P
1974 NYM NL 29 P
1975 NYM NL 30 P
1976 NYM NL 31 P
1977 NYM NL 32 P
1977 CIN NL 32 P
1978 CIN NL 33 P
1979 CIN NL 34 P
1980 CIN NL 35 P
1981 CIN NL 36 P
1982 CIN NL 37 P
1983 NYM NL 38 P
1984 CHW AL 39 P
1985 CHW AL 40 P
1986 CHW AL 41 P
1986 BOS AL 41 P
20 Seasons P
20 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1967 NYM NL 22 36 34 36 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1968 NYM NL 23 38 35 38 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1969 NYM NL 24 39 35 39 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1970 NYM NL 25 42 36 42 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
1971 NYM NL 26 39 35 39 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
1972 NYM NL 27 36 35 36 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1973 NYM NL 28 39 36 39 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1974 NYM NL 29 32 32 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 NYM NL 30 37 36 37 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 NYM NL 31 35 34 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 CIN NL 32 20 20 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 NYM NL 32 13 13 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 CIN NL 33 36 36 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 CIN NL 34 33 32 33 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 CIN NL 35 26 26 26 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 CIN NL 36 23 23 23 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 CIN NL 37 22 21 22 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1983 NYM NL 38 34 34 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 CHW AL 39 34 33 1 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 CHW AL 40 35 33 1 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 BOS AL 41 16 16 0 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 CHW AL 41 12 12 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Seasons 677 647 582 656 656 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 18
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1967 NYM NL 22 1029 78% 26% 45 93% 0 18 5 9 37 29 6 1 0 0 1 1 3 2 2 1 8 88%
1968 NYM NL 23 1088 80% 26% 51 92% 1 20 2 16 47 39 4 1 0 1 0 0 4 2 3 1 10 80%
1969 NYM NL 24 1089 75% 26% 58 97% 1 16 3 8 52 40 8 2 0 1 1 1 8 6 8 0 14 100%
1970 NYM NL 25 1173 71% 23% 49 96% 0 19 4 13 44 37 3 3 0 1 2 1 3 0 3 0 5 100%
1971 NYM NL 26 1103 70% 23% 42 90% 0 18 2 14 37 26 3 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 3 0 12 83%
1972 NYM NL 27 1060 72% 22% 44 95% 0 16 2 8 38 32 3 3 0 1 2 0 4 2 3 1 11 100%
1973 NYM NL 28 1147 74% 25% 43 95% 0 24 2 14 36 29 2 5 0 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 8 100%
1974 NYM NL 29 956 75% 27% 49 94% 1 10 1 7 45 33 9 1 0 1 0 0 7 6 7 0 10 100%
1975 NYM NL 30 1115 74% 26% 43 95% 0 21 2 18 40 29 8 4 0 1 3 1 6 4 6 0 7 100%
1976 NYM NL 31 1079 75% 27% 42 95% 1 15 2 13 39 32 3 1 0 1 0 1 3 2 3 0 8 88%
1977 CIN NL 32 640 78% 23% 20 95% 0 7 1 4 17 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 2 100%
1977 NYM NL 32 390 80% 22% 15 93% 0 4 0 4 16 13 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
1978 CIN NL 33 1075 75% 23% 37 81% 1 17 0 11 28 18 5 6 0 4 2 4 2 2 2 0 10 90%
1979 CIN NL 34 868 83% 26% 38 97% 3 20 1 9 29 17 5 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 8 88%
1980 CIN NL 35 692 82% 27% 29 100% 1 15 1 11 26 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1981 CIN NL 36 671 83% 26% 26 81% 0 8 0 7 22 17 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 10 70%
1982 CIN NL 37 501 83% 31% 13 77% 0 7 1 4 10 9 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 50%
1983 NYM NL 38 962 84% 27% 35 89% 0 22 0 18 30 25 2 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 7 86%
1984 CHW AL 39 978 84% 28% 38 100% 0 10 1 9 40 31 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 8 100%
1985 CHW AL 40 993 83% 29% 45 96% 3 20 2 16 42 34 3 2 0 2 0 2 2 1 1 1 14 93%
1986 BOS AL 41 450 81% 30% 14 64% 0 13 0 10 8 7 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 5 60%
1986 CHW AL 41 309 84% 30% 7 100% 0 4 0 4 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
20 Seasons 19368 78% 26% 783 93% 12 324 32 227 690 542 76 42 1 21 20 17 56 33 50 6 167 90%
MLB Averages 81% 28% 91% 88%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1992 BBWAA (98.8%)
Selected to HOF in 1992 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1967 NL (22, 2%)
1969 NL (2, 72%)
1970 NL (29, 1%)
1971 NL (9, 14%)
1972 NL (25, 1%)
1973 NL (8, 17%)
1975 NL (9, 19%)
1977 NL (25, 0%)
1979 NL (21, 3%)
1981 NL (10, 10%)
1.39 Career Shares (166th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1969 NL (1, 96%)
1970 NL (7, 3%)
1971 NL (2, 51%)
1972 NL (5, 5%)
1973 NL (1, 59%)
1975 NL (1, 82%)
1976 NL (8, 1%)
1977 NL (3, 15%)
1979 NL (4, 17%)
1981 NL (2, 56%)
3 Cy Youngs
3.85 Career Shares (6th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1973 NL  26 (2nd)
1979 NL  22 (4th)
1983 NL  22 (5th)
Career  328 (9th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1970 NL  46 (3rd)
1975 NL  43 (4th)
1984 AL  40 (5th)
1985 AL  43 (5th)
Career  692 (94th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1973 NL  5 (3rd)
1975 NL  4 (5th)
1978 NL  6 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1969 NL  1.83 (5th)
1975 NL  1.78 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1980 NL  1.000 (1st)
1984 AL  1.000 (1st)

Salary s c a p y
1985 AL  $1,136,262 (7th)

Oldest s c a p y
1984 AL  born 1944-11-17 (8th)
1985 AL  born 1944-11-17 (4th)
1986 AL  born 1944-11-17 (4th)

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Name and misspellings: George Tom Terrific Thomas tim Tom tommy Seaver

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