Rest In Peace to Tom “Terrific”, the epitome of a franchise pitcher and a Top 10 hurler in the history of the sport. He had grit, he had the swag that an ace of an MLB staff should possess. He was the epitome of a “shutdown starter”, “a slump buster,” “money in the bank.”
Seaver was a technician who mastered the art of pitching as effectively as anyone to do it over his two-decade career that began in 1967 and ended in 1986.
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RIP Former @mets star and Hall of Famer Tom Seaver AKA “Tom Terrific”, whose golden arm won 311 career games and led the Miracle Mets to an improbable World Series in 1969. Seaver, an old school flamethrower, struck out 3,640 batters and made 12 All-Star squads before retiring and being elected into Cooperstown with 98.8 percent of the ballot in 1992. The Baseball Hall of Fame announced that Seaver died Monday at the age of 75 from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. "We are heartbroken to share that our beloved husband and father has passed away," his wife, Nancy, and daughters Sarah and Anne said. "We send our love out to his fans, as we mourn his loss with you." The hard-throwing right-hander known as "Tom Terrific" won an MLB-best 25 games in the 1969 season, when he took home the first of his three Cy Young Awards. Seaver was called "the toughest pitcher I ever had to face" by baseball legend Hank Aaron. When Seaver, in the midst of a Rookie of the Year season, introduced himself to Aaron at the 1967 All-Star Game, Aaron told him, "Kid, I know who you are, and before your career is over, I guarantee you everyone in this stadium will, too." #riptomseaver