Tom Seaver was the ace of the ‘69 Miracle Mets and the 1973 pennant winners. In his first 10 seasons with the Mets, “The Franchise” won Rookie of the Year, three Cy Young awards, made nine All-Star teams, led the NL in strikeouts five times, ERA thrice, and wins twice. In 1992, his first year on the Hall of Fame ballot, he received 98.8 percent of the vote, still the highest ever, and was the only player ever to go into the Hall as a Met until Mike Piazza in 2016. In celebration of his 72nd birthday on Nov. 17, 2016, we present these classic SI photos of “Tom Terrific” through the years.

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