Video: Tom Seaver on “Mike Douglas Show”

Just a month after the Mets traded Tom Seaver to the Reds in 1977, Seaver appeared on the “The Mike Douglas Show” with his new teammate Pete Rose. With Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher sitting quietly, Seaver discussed the trade without getting into too much detail, unfortunately. My favorite part (in addition to Rose’s haircut) is when Douglas said, “Can you explain what a free agent is? The ladies I’m not sure understand that.” Ah, good old fashioned 70s sexism!  Also, I’d forgotten how boring Douglas’s dull delivery was:

 

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