June 16, 1978 — Tom Seaver’s No-Hitter
St. Louis Cardinals 0 at Cincinnati Reds 4, F — On any given night in his career, Tom Seaver could be virtually unhittable. Three times he had taken a no-hitter into the ninth inning, and five times he finished a game with only one hit allowed. Yet for all his accomplishments, the Cooperstown-bound hurler was unable to bag his own personal white whale in the form of a complete game no-no. All of that changed on one night in the middle of June.
Tom Seaver’s scouting report while he was pitching for @USC_Baseball in 1965: “Plenty of desire to pitch and wants to beat you.” No truer words were ever spoken about the future @BaseballHall of Fame pitcher. Who was that scout? #Dodgers coach Tommy Lasorda. pic.twitter.com/Ot4UQodYWR
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