Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Tom 'The Franchise'Seaver, greatest Met ever, dead at 75

I'm heartbroken!  The first baseball game my parent took me to, Tom Seaver pitched.   
NY Post reports Tom Seaver — who gave the Mets legitimacy at a time when they needed it most, and went on to become the best player in franchise history and one of the most accomplished pitchers in the game — died Monday surrounded by his family at his home in Calistoga, Calif. 

He was 75.

According to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Seaver died peacefully in his sleep from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. He went public with his dementia diagnosis in 2019 and retired from public life.
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  1. Yankees fan here but much respect for Tom.

  2. Royals fan, I was at the game in KC the last time Seaver pitched in KC, August 1986....he was with the Red Sox at the time, 7.2 IP, 2 ER, and he got the W.....crowd gave him a standing ovation as he left the game.