In June of 1977 the last place Mets were already 14 games out of first place. The two time World Champion Reds were trailing the Dodgers by seven. The hope was that picking up Seaver in a blockbuster trade would salvage the season. Seaver did his part going 14-3 with a 2.34 ERA the rest of the season, but it wasn't enough. The Dodgers outpaced the Reds and would eventually lose to the Yankees in the World Series.