Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver

Original Name George Thomas Seaver
Birth
Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Death 31 Aug 2020 (aged 75)
Calistoga, Napa County, California, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 215153988 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Generally regarded as one of the greatest pitchers of the ‘Modern Day’ era, he was a key member of the 1969 New York Mets team who upset the Baltimore Orioles to capture the World Series title that year. For twenty-seasons (1967 to 1986), he was a pitcher with the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox. Born George Thomas Seaver, he made his initial impact on the baseball diamond during his years at Fresno High School in California. He was a standout player on the collegiate level at Fresno City College, prior to transferring to the University of Southern California. Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 10th round of the 1965 Amateur Draft, he would forgo signing a contract. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in January 1966 however the selection became void making him a free agent. In April 1966, he signed with the New York Mets and made his Major League debut on April 13, 1967. He went on to achieve Rookie of the Year honors that season. During the course of his career, he led the league three times in wins, four times in ERA, and five times in strikeouts while receiving the Cy Young Award three times. Seaver earned all-star distinction twelve-times and on June 16, 1978 while in a Cincinnati Reds uniform, he tossed a no-hit game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Riverfront Stadium. In 656 career regular season games, he compiled a 311 win, 205 loss record with a lifetime 2.86 ERA, in 4,783 innings pitched, with 3,640 strikeouts. In 1992, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Additionally, he is a member of the New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds Halls of Fame. His uniform number 41 was retired by the New York Mets. Seaver died of complications from Lewy Body Dementia.

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