On this date in 1988, the Mets retire Tom Seaver's uniform number 41.
"I had a pitch count. My pitch count as a general rule was 135. And I knew how many pitches I had when I went to the mound for the last 3 innings. And I wasn't going to spend 8 pitches on the number 8 hitter. On the second or third pitch, he should be hitting a ground ball to the shortstop."
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