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George Thomas Seaver

Also Known As: "Tom"
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Birthplace: Fresno, Fresno County, California, United States
Death: August 31, 2020 (75)
Calistoga, Napa County, California, United States (COVID-19)
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Henry Seaver, Sr and Betty Lee Seaver
Husband of Private
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Private; Charles Henry Seaver, Jr and Carol Lee Baker

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About Tom Seaver

George Thomas Seaver (November 17, 1944 – August 31, 2020), nicknamed "Tom Terrific" and "the Franchise", was an American professional baseball player, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a right-handed pitcher for the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, and Boston Red Sox, from 1967 to 1986. He played a significant role in the Mets' victory in the 1969 World Series.

With the Mets, Seaver won the National League (NL)'s Rookie of the Year Award in 1967, and won three NL Cy Young Awards as the league's best pitcher. He is a 12-time All-Star. Seaver is the Mets' all-time leader in wins, and he threw a no-hitter in 1978. During a 20-year MLB career, he compiled 311 wins, 3,640 strikeouts, 61 shutouts, and a 2.86 earned run average.

In 1992, Seaver was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the highest percentage of votes ever recorded at the time. Along with Mike Piazza, he is one of two players wearing a New York Mets hat on his plaque in the Hall of Fame. Seaver is also a member of the New York Mets Hall of Fame and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. In 2019, the Mets renamed 126th Street in front of Citi Field to Seaver Way. The stadium's address is now 41 Seaver Way, a tribute to the No. 41 that Seaver wore during his career.

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 Hall of Fames. His uniform number 41 was retired by the New York Mets. Seaver died of complications from Lewy Body Dementia.

Bio by: C.S.

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Tom Seaver's Timeline

1944
November 17, 1944
Fresno, Fresno County, California, United States
2020
August 31, 2020
Age 75
Calistoga, Napa County, California, United States