MLB Legend Tom Seaver Dead At 75 After Battle With Dementia, COVID-19
Tom seaver – one of the Mets’ greatest players of all time – died Monday after a battle with dementia and COVID-19. He was 75 years old.
“We are sorry to share that our beloved husband and father has passed away”, his wife Nancy and girls Sarah and Anne told the National Baseball Hall of Fame. “We send our love to her fans, as we mourn her loss with you.”
Seaver passed away peacefully at his Calistoga, Calif., Home surrounded by family, according to the HOF.
The HOF says Seaver’s death was more specifically caused by complications from Lewy body dementia and COVID-19.
Seaver was one of the legendary ‘Miracle Mets’ of 1969 … who won the World Series against the Baltimore Orioles.
Seaver appeared in the majors from 1968 to 1986 and was 13 times All-Star and 3 times Cy Young.
He ended up becoming a Hall of Famer on the first ballot and was inducted into Cooperstown in 1992.
Seaver publicized his dementia diagnosis in 2019 – and announced he would “step down from public life.”
Seaver is one of the greatest to ever wear a Mets jersey – he retired his No.41 jersey in 1988 and received the nicknames “Tom Terrific” and “The Franchise” during his playing days.
Seaver also played for the Reds, White Sox and Red Sox … scoring 311 wins.
After retiring from baseball, Seaver went into broadcasting … and worked as an analyst for the Yankees on WPIX from 1989 to 1993 … and on the Mets shows from 1999 to 2005.
The Mets approached the loss of a legend … saying, “We are devastated to learn of the passing of Mets and Baseball Hall of Famer legend Tom Seaver.”
“Beyond the multitude of accolades, records, accolades, World Series championships, All-Star appearances and just the overall brilliance, we will always remember Tom for his passion and dedication to his career. family, baseball and its vineyard. “
MLB commish Rob manfred released a statement on Seaver’s passing, saying: “I am deeply saddened by the death of Tom Seaver, one of the greatest pitchers of all time.”
“Tom was a gentleman who represented the best of our national pastime.”
Manfred added… “On behalf of Major League Baseball, I offer my condolences to Tom’s family, his fans throughout our game, the Mets fans and the many people he touched.”
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