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In Memory of Tom Seaver

It is with deep sadness that we say must say good bye to Tom Seaver upon his passing. Tom Seaver was my baseball hero, as a kid he was the reason, growing up in the Bronx, that I became a Mets fan. Seaver was the greatest of them all, the best pitcher of his generation & one of the best of all time. He made the Mets respectable, he made them winners. He was a class act that worked hard, gave it his all & demanded respect. He loved the fans as much as we loved him.  He led them to an Amazing World Series win in 1969, when they were the ultimate underdogs. Four years later, in 1973, he led them to another pennant, just falling short by one game of another Championship. This was the team I fell in love with. He won 311 career games, but rarely had the distinction of pitching on teams that scored him any runs. It was usually 2-1 or 1-0 victories. Imagine how many games he would have won if his teams scored more for him. In 1977 the Mets broke our hearts when they traded him a

Looking Back At Tom Seaver's Career At the All Star Game

Looking back at Tom Seaver's history at the All Star Game:   As soon as Tom Seaver arrived at the 1967 MLB All Star Game, he was approached in the club house, by St. Louis Cardinal's base stealer Lou Brock. Brock asked him if he'd mind fetching him a coke, thinking he was a clubhouse attendant. The Young Seaver told Mr. Brock, that he was a player on the team. For many years later, Seaver joked with Brock about the incident, at the annual Cooperstown Hall of fame induction ceremonies. Tom Seaver made his first All Star appearance, in his 1967 rookie season. The game was played at Anaheim Stadium, in Anaheim, California. Seaver was born north, in Fresno & had attended USC college. So he had many family & friends in attendance at the game.  He entered the game in the bottom of the 15th inning with the NL ahead 2-1. They had gotten the lead after The Reds' Tony Perez hit a HR off Oakland's Catfish Hunter in the top half of the inning. Seaver told the