By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former MLB pitcher Tom Seaver has passed away. He was 75.
He passed away on Monday, August 31st in Calistoga, California. The National Baseball Hall of Fame said that Seaver passed away in his sleep from Lewy body Dementia and the coronavirus.
“We are heartbroken to share that our beloved husband and father has passed away,” said his wife Nancy Seaver and daughters Sarah and Anne. “We send our love out to his fans, as we mourn his loss with you.”
The Hall of Famer won three Cy Young Awards in his career. Tom Terrific also participated in 12 All-Star Games and won the Rookie of the Year in 1967.
He was part of the New York Mets team that won the 1969 World Series.
“We are devastated to learn of the passing of Mets legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver,” Fred and Jeff Wilpon said in a statement released by the Mets. “Tom was nicknamed ‘The Franchise’ and ‘Tom Terrific’ because of how valuable he truly was to our organization and our loyal fans, as his #41 was the first player number retired by the organization in 1988. He was simply the greatest Mets player of all-time, and among the best to ever play the game, which culminated with his near unanimous induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992.
“Beyond the multitude of awards, records, accolades, World Series Championship, All-Star appearances, and just overall brilliance, we will always remember Tom for his passion and devotion to his family, the game of baseball, and his vineyard. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Nancy, daughters Sarah and Anne and four grandsons Thomas, William, Henry, and Tobin.”
Seaver spent nearly 12 seasons with the Mets franchise. He also played for the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, and the Chicago White Sox.
In his career, he went 311-205 in 656 games, including 647 starts. Seaver also had a 2.86 ERA with six games finished, 231 complete games, and 61 shutouts, along with one save during the 1968 season.
He allowed 3,971 hits in 4,783 innings. Seaver allowed 1,674 runs (1,521 earned runs), including 380 home runs, while striking out 3,640 batters. He had 1,390 walks and 116 intentional walks.
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