NEW YORK – Mets legend Tom Seaver died Monday at 75 of complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19, according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
“We are heartbroken to share that our beloved husband and father has passed away,” his wife Nancy Seaver and daughters Sarah and Anne said in a statement. “We send our love out to his fans, as we mourn his loss with you.”
The Hall of Fame pitcher and winner of multiple Cy Young Awards, died peacefully in his sleep.
Seaver, known as “Tom Terrific,” served in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the Mets in 1966. The next year, he went on to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award.
He also helped carry the “Miracle Mets” to World Series glory in 1969, vaulting a team routinely mired at the bottom of the standings to baseball glory.
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