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Tom Seaver, the greatest Met of all time, dies at 75
New York Daily News ^ | Sep 2 2020 | BILL MADDEN

Posted on 09/02/2020 5:33:50 PM PDT by grey_whiskers

The long goodbye has ended. The Mets’ “Franchise” is gone.

Tom Seaver, the greatest of all Mets who dropped out of public life in March of 2019 after being diagnosed with dementia died early Monday. Accoring to family sources, Seaver, 75, died peacefully at his home in Calistoga, Calif., from complications from Lyme disease and dementia.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baseball; mets; obituary; seaver
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RIP Tom
1 posted on 09/02/2020 5:33:50 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
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To: grey_whiskers

The great ones keep riding off into the sunset.


2 posted on 09/02/2020 5:37:19 PM PDT by LouieFisk
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RIP...he was a distant relative. So distant I didn’t realize he was still alive


3 posted on 09/02/2020 5:38:37 PM PDT by ValleyofHope
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I saw a documentary on him a few months ago. I do recall now that he had been ill.

Rest In Peace...


4 posted on 09/02/2020 5:38:43 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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A sad day for old NY Mets fans like me.


5 posted on 09/02/2020 5:38:54 PM PDT by Gigantor (Either the United States respects its Constitution, or there is no need for a United States.)
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Wow Tom Terrific had left us. Hell of a pitcher. Dementia at 75 is early, lime disease? Calistoga is fairly rural, maybe he got bit by a tic on a walk?


6 posted on 09/02/2020 5:39:00 PM PDT by DAC21
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Sad. Lyme disease can be pretty bad depending which type you get (effects different areas) and how soon it’s diagnosed and treated.


7 posted on 09/02/2020 5:39:07 PM PDT by b4me (God Bless the USA)
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Tom Terrific

Why doesn’t Pelosi or Hillary or Biden croak instead?

Satan could probably tell us.


8 posted on 09/02/2020 5:39:59 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast (Make Orwell Fiction Again)
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He was the subject of one of the greatest baseball quotes of all time:

“Blind people come to the ballpark just to listen to him pitch.” — Reggie Jackson

9 posted on 09/02/2020 5:41:25 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("We're human beings ... we're not f#%&ing animals." -- Dennis Rodman, 6/1/2020)
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RIP Tom Terrific! You were always one of the good guys!

Unfortunately, you’d not recognize your sport today.


10 posted on 09/02/2020 5:42:08 PM PDT by Road Warrior ‘04 (BOYCOTT The NFL, MLB, NBA & NASCAR! Molon Labe! Oathkeeper!)
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11 posted on 09/02/2020 5:42:21 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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Tom Terrific was just that. In my almost 60 years of following baseball, Tom Seaver is my choice as the best RH pitcher.


12 posted on 09/02/2020 5:42:33 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Joe Biden: Showing his leadership by cowering in the basement like a scared child.)
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Me too,
RIP, Tom.


13 posted on 09/02/2020 5:43:25 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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I use to have his autograph and on his Topps baseball card which I lost. I got it in the early 1970s when I played on a little league team and they let us come to the front seats at Shea stadium and the players came over to sign autographs, something I never see them do today. They were good guys, RIP Tom.


14 posted on 09/02/2020 5:44:16 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (As long as Hillary Clinton remains free equal justice under the law will never exist in the USA)
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Jim Palmer’s up there too.
(And is Nolan Ryan a righty or a southpaw, I keep forgetting.)


15 posted on 09/02/2020 5:44:27 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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May he rest in God’s eternal peace.


16 posted on 09/02/2020 5:45:54 PM PDT by LottieDah (If Biden/Harris wins, America loses.)
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He briefly played for the Boston Red Sox in 1986 season. I was at Fenway for one of his games. That was also the breakout year for Roger Clemens.

Doesn't seem that long ago. Hard to believe he was 75.

17 posted on 09/02/2020 5:46:50 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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Nolan Ryan is a righty.


18 posted on 09/02/2020 5:46:53 PM PDT by CatOwner
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May Tom rest in peace.

Condolences to his family.


19 posted on 09/02/2020 5:47:01 PM PDT by miserare ( Respect for life--life of all kinds-- is the first principle of civilization.~~A. Schweitzer.)
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The 1969 Mets are one of the greatest stories in baseball history. And Tom was the keystone of that team. Such a great figure, fine and decent man.


20 posted on 09/02/2020 5:47:04 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast (Make Orwell Fiction Again)
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