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 away. Baseball was never the same.
Our prayers go to his wife Nancy, his daughters & their families. At this point there is not much more I can say since I am saddened & some what shocked by this news.
Centerfieldmaz will post tributes to Tom Seaver over the next few days..............................