Mets Legend Tom Seaver Dies at 75

Bruce Weber, writing for The New York Times:

Tom Seaver, one of baseball’s greatest right-handed power pitchers, a Hall of Famer who won 311 games for four major league teams, most notably the Mets, whom he led from last place to a surprise world championship in his first three seasons, died on Monday. He was 75.

The cause was complications of Lewy body dementia and Covid-19, according to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The greatest Met who ever played. You read what teammates and opponents say about him, and they don’t know what to emphasize more: how great a pitcher he was, or how good a person. That’s a life.

Wednesday, 2 September 2020