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April 22, 1970: “Because the Game was over.”

Seaver strikes out 19, including MLB-record 10 straight, in 2-1
complete-game win over Padres at Shea; 2 hits,136 pitches, his 13th win in a row; given ’69 Cy Young award before the game

When Tom Seaver pitched this gem early in the 1970 season, the MLB record for strikeouts in a game was 19, held by Steve Carlton. The consecutive-batters strikeout record was 8, held by the Braves’ Max Surkont, LA’s Johnny Podres, Cincinnati’s Jim Maloney, and Don Wilson of the Colt 45s. Dave O’Brien, play-by announcer with the Mets from 2003-5 (now with Boston), who worked with Seaver in the booth, once asked him teasingly why he didn’t go for 11. Seaver replied, “because the game was over.” Photo: dailydsports.com
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6/30 Kirk House 353
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5/26 Dick Botelli 354
5/19 Lee Rohde 331

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