Monday, May 05, 2014

Box Score of the Week

The San Diego Padres took on the defending World Series champion New York Mets on April 22, 1970.


Mets pitcher Tom Seaver struck out 19 batters in this game which, at the time, set an MLB record (since usurped by Roger Clemens in 1986 (20 Ks) and Kerry Wood in 1998 (20 Ks)). But the record which still stands is a pitcher striking out 10 consecutive hitters to end the game, also accomplished by Seaver in this contest. 


1 comment:

Mr. D said...

I'd say the 19 strikeouts Tom Seaver got that day were pretty noteworthy.