1992 Headline: Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers Voted Into National Baseball Hall Of Fame
On this day in 1992, both Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers were elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Both pitchers amassed amazing individual and team accolades during their brilliant careers – Seaver as a starting pitcher, and Fingers as a reliever.
Tom Seaver won 311 games during his major league career while amassing 3,640 strikeouts. Being a member of both the ‘300 wins’ and ‘3000 strikeouts’ clubs, Seaver is in very rare and elite company. Seaver is a former Rookie of the Year, a 3-time Cy Young Award winner, 12-time All-Stat, and World Series Champion.
Rollie Fingers set the standard for the ‘closer’ role in baseball. His is a member of the ‘300 Saves Club’ with his 341 career saves. Fingers has a career ERA of 2.90 and a lifetime strikeout to walk ratio of 2.64. His ability to seal wins during his tenure with the A’s, Padres, and Brewers set the bar for his competition and the future of the closer role. Fingers was a 7-time All-Star as well as a Cy Young and MVP winner. He was part of three World Series championship winning teams in the 1970’s with Oakland.
Tom Seaver collected 425 of 430 votes cast during his first year of eligibility in 1985.
Rollie Fingers hauled in 349 of 430 votes cast in his second year of eligibility to gain entry into Cooperstown.