The Baseball Hall of Fame released the statement about the demise of Tom Seaver, who was the greatest New York Mets Player, on Wednesday night.
Hall of fame, Tom Seaver’s illness
Tom was the best pitcher of his time.
It was reported that he was suffering fro” Lewy body dementia and COVID19 too”.He died on Monday. Sever died in his sleep of Lewy body dementia.
Seaver’s family had already announced in March 2019 that he was suffering from Dementia.
Sever’s wife Nancy Seaver and his daughters Sarah and Annie has said in a statement that,
“We are heartbroken to share that our beloved husband and father have passed away.”
Tom Seaver’s Achievements
Tom Seaver has won a lot of titles throughout his life. He was a remarkable player. His achievements include:-
- Three Cy Young Awards
- Former National League Rookie of the year.
- NL ERA title 3 times.
In 1969, he won the world series with his Mets, which was the greatest achievement.
Seaver went of All-Star Games 12 times in his 20-year career, which is a big accomplishment. Seaver has won 311 games and had a 2.86 earned- run average over a 20-year major league career that spanned from 1967 to 1986.
No doubt, He was known as the “TomTerrific”.
Seaver was also elected to the Hall of Fame in 1992, at that time he was named on 98.8 % of ballots cast.
Social media, on the demise of Tom Seaver
Several people who were friends of Seaver, his mate, and his fans took it to social media.
MLB commission Rob Manfred said,” Tom was a gentleman who represented the best of our National Pastime”.
Reds owner Bob Castellini said, “Tom Seaver was one of the best and the most inspirational pitcher to play the game”.
Former Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden Cy young award winner in 1985 said on Twitter that, “Everyone knows he was a great pitcher. But he was an even greatest person.RIP to my friend Tom”.
It is a great loss for the Baseball fraternity. Tom Seaver was a terrific player of his tome. He was the best pitcher. Seaver has helped the franchise to transform into that was respected around Baseball after so many years of its losing inception.