The baseball world was saddened to learn the news of former New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver. It was announced that Seaver has passed away at the age of 75 years old immediately after the Mets have announced that they will be unveiling a statue of Seaver in his honor, which will be announced during the 2021 season.
Terrible news from the Mets front. Tom Seaver has passed at age 75.
Seaver was the greatest player and most accomplished pitcher in franchise history. It’s a tough day for the Mets organization, and baseball as a whole.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 3, 2020
Seaver was elected to the Hall of Fame after a 20-year career, 12 seasons of those 20 were with the New York Mets organization. The Mets are currently in the process of selling their organization, but the Wilpon family still made a point to articulate their thoughts and release a statement regarding Seaver’s passing.
On top of a 20-year career and Hall of Fame induction, Seaver was a 12-time all-star, a three-time Cy Young award winner, a Rookie of the Year winner in 1967, and a three-time ERA titleholder. Seaver has been a workhorse during his career, leaving quite a legacy behind.
He was one of the best pitchers to play the game of baseball, and due to complications from COVID-19 and dementia, he has sadly passed away. The baseball world is now in mourning as one of the prolific pitching icons of the game has passed on.
Not to mention, on top of the accomplishments and legacy that Seaver left behind, he was part of the 1969 Mets team that climbed out of the depths of the National League to win a World Series championship. For now, until the unveiling of the Seaver statue in his honor, the baseball world will continue to mourn the loss of a legend.