Quote today is from Sparky Anderson and his idea of managing a baseball game:
Seaver was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1992, being named on 425 of the possible 430 ballots at the time. Seaver’s best years came as a Met, but he had some exceptional seasons with the Reds, too.
He was 14-3 with the Reds in his first half season with them, having come to the Reds by trade in June of 1977 (he finished the year 21-6 overall with seven shutouts after going 7-3 for the Mets through June 15 of that year). Seaver also went 14-2 in the 1981 strike shortened season. It was the closest any Red ever came to winning a Cy Young award, as he finished three points behind Dodger rookie Fernando Valenzuela and Valenzuela’s eight shut outs. For the year Valenzuela was 13-7 with a 2.48 ERA while Seaver was 14-2 with a 2.54 ERA.
Let us not forget that Seaver’s only major league no-hitter came while with the Reds on June 16, 1978, when he no-hit the Cardinals.