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Best hitting pitchers in Mets history

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Tom Seaver in the dugout as the Mets host the San Diego Padres on May 18, 1983 at Shea Stadium, / Amy Davis/NorthJersey.com file


NY Mets best hitting pitcher Number 3: Tom Seaver

One of the greatest pitchers to ever take the mound in Major League Baseball, "The Franchise" Tom Seaver was no slouch at the plate either.

Seaver played in the MLB for 20 season, spending his first 11 years as a member of the New York Mets before being traded to the Reds in 1977, and returned to the team for one more year in 1983.

Over his 12 seasons in New York, Seaver amassed 975 at bats over 1139 plate appearances, over which he posted a .150 batting average with a .217 OBP.

In that time, Tom Terrific recorded a total of 146 hits, including 17 doubles, 5 triples and 6 home runs while slugging 60 RBI and walking 80 times.

While Seaver holds many pitching records for the Mets, he also has the record for most career hits by a pitcher for New York, with his 146 ranking at the top of the pack.

One of his most memorable stints at he plate was during the 1973 post season against the Cincinnati Reds, where over 2 games in the NLCS, Tom recorded 2 doubles and drove in a RBI as he helped lead the Mets to the World Series.

Fans called him Tom Terrific for a reason, and that because Seaver was among the best in everything he did on the field, hitting included, which is why he comes in as the 3rd best hitting pitcher in Mets history.

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