As i continue to coast my way back to March scraping for anything Mets related I can – the “Tom Seaver” google alert continues to pay major dividends….
Here’s an article about great unrewarded seasons.
In the strike-shortened 1981 season, Tom Seaver of the Cincinnati Reds made a strong bid for a fourth Cy Young, going 14-2. But that was the year of Los Angeles Dodger Fernando Valenzuela â€” 13-7 while leading the league in innings, strikeouts, complete games and games started. (Seaver also easily could have won in 1971, as well, while with the New York Mets, finishing second to Ferguson Jenkins of the Chicago Cubs.)
New York Met David Cone (20-3) didn’t win in 1988, losing out to Orel Hershiser (23-8). Roger Clemens, he of seven Cy Youngs, could have ended up with eight, considering his 1990 season: 21-6 with a 1.93 ERA for Boston. He lost out to Bob Welch of the Oakland A’s (27-6).
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