Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver a three-time Cy Young Award winner and 12-time all-star died from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19 on Monday. He was 75.
“He passed peacefully in his sleep of complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19.” His family said.
“We are heartbroken to share that our beloved husband and father has passed away. We send our love out to his fans, as we mourn his loss with you.” Seaver’s family said in a statement.
Seaver was chosen for the Hall of Fame in 1992 when he was named on 98.8% of voting forms cast. At that point, that was the most voting percentage ever in history.
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement, “I am deeply saddened by the death of Tom Seaver, one of the greatest pitchers of all-time. Tom was a gentleman who represented the best of our National Pastime. 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.
On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my condolences to Tom’s family, his admirers throughout our game, Mets fans, and the many people he touched.”
White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf Twitted on the passing of Hall of Famer Tom Seaver
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