On This Date 4/22/1970

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On the first Earth Day, Tom Seaver of the New York Mets delivers an out of the world performance striking out 19 batters, in a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres, with 14,197 fans on hand at Shea Stadium. Tom Terrific finishes the game with a flourish as the last ten Padres go down on strikes. At the time, the 19 strikeouts equaled a single-game record.

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