Mets pitcher Tom Seaver dies at age 75

Mets pitcher Tom Seaver dies at age 75 Monday morning. Seaver died in his sleep of complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19, according to a release from the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday night.

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Mets pitcher Tom Seaver, nicknamed “Tom Terrific” and “The Franchise,” won three Cy Young Awards. A former National League Rookie of the Year, Seaver went to the All-Star Game 12 times in his 20-year career. He won the NL ERA title three times.

MLB Commissioner on Mets pitcher Tom Seavers, death

“I am deeply saddened by the death of Tom Seaver, one of the greatest pitchers of all-time,” Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “Tom was a gentleman who represented the best of our National Pastime.  He was synonymous with the New York Mets and their unforgettable 1969 season. After their improbable World Series Championship, Tom became a household name to baseball fans – a responsibility he carried out with distinction throughout his life.”

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