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Seaver, the galvanizing force who steered the New York Mets from the National League cellar to a stunning World Series title in 1969, has died. He was 75.
The Hall said Wednesday night that Seaver died Monday from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. Seaver spent his final years in Calistoga, California.
"He will always be the heart and soul of the Mets, the standard which all Mets aspire to," Mike Piazza, a former Mets catcher and Hall of Famer, tweeted when Seaver's dementia diagnosis was announced.
Seaver's Career By The Numbers
• 1967 NL Rookie of the Year
• 3-time Cy Young Award winner ('69, '73, '75)
• 12-time All-Star
• '69 World Series champion
• Inducted into Baseball HOF in '92
• 311 career wins (18th all time)
• 3,640 career K's (sixth all time)
• 9 straight 200 K seasons (longest streak in MLB history)
• 1 of 8 pitchers with 3,500 K's and 300 wins
• Only player in MLB history to strike out 10 straight batters
Nicknamed "Tom Terrific" and "The Franchise," Seaver was a five-time 20-game winner and the 1967 NL Rookie of the Year. He went 311-205 with a 2.86 ERA, 3,640 strikeouts and 61 shutouts during an illustrious career that lasted from 1967-86.
Tom was a gentleman who represented the best of our national pastime," commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. "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," he said.
Seaver's plaque in Cooperstown lauds him as a "power pitcher who helped change the New York Mets from lovable losers into formidable foes." He changed not only their place in the standings but the team's stature in people's minds.
"Tom Seaver hated to lose," said Jerry Grote, his longtime catcher with the Mets.