Tom Seaver discusses Johan Santana's no-hitter

Tom Seaver issued the following statement through the Mets:

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“Honestly, not having a no-hitter was an anomaly. It’s great to get this off the franchise’s back. Now they can’t say the Mets are without a no-hitter. I’ve never met Johan personally, but, what I’ve heard about him is that he has a big heart and is a huge competitor. I didn’t watch the game last night. I found out when I picked up the morning paper. My first reaction was ‘Wow, they finally did it.’”

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In regards to losing three no-hit bids in the ninth inning, Seaver said:

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“I never looked back on losing a no-hitter as long as we won. I would trade a no-hitter for two wins.”

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