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Mets win rights to sign Tom Seaver

Updated: March 28, 2002, 12:35 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

April 3, 1966

The season hasn't started yet, and the New York Mets already are big winners. In a special lottery, the Mets win out over the Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies -- the only three teams who had agreed to match the Atlanta Braves' original offer of $40,000 -- for the rights to sign USC right-hander, Tom Seaver.

The special drawing is held because Commissioner William Eckert had ruled Seaver's signing by the Braves' Richmond farm team, for a $40,000 bonus, ...

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