Although the Mets took a step back from the previous year, 1967 marked the debut of pitcher Tom Seaver. On July 19, at Shea Stadium he fired 10 strikeouts (The first of 62 games he would achieve that feat as a Mets uniform) in a 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves.
For the season he recorded 16 wins and 170 strikeouts, a Mets record. He had 18 complete games and a 2.76 ERA also a Mets record. It all adds up to Seaver being named The National League Rookie of the Year, and a berth in the All-Star Game.
1967 SEASON RECAP