Celebrating Seaver: The Legend that Put the Mets on the Map
Andrew Gullotta took a deep dive into Mets' Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver's career after New York christened his statue honoring the legend outside of Citi Field before the team's home opening day win against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Seaver's star-studded career began with the Amazin's in 1967 when the Mets were awarded the pitcher's contract rights in a special lottery drawing. In his Mets career, the California native would go on to win the NL Rookie of the Year, three NL Cy Young awards, and five strikeout titles in the MLB. Seaver also made 9 All Star games with the Mets and helped them to their first ever winning season, NL Pennant, World Series in 1969.
The pitcher would create a larger-than-life legacy that put him in baseball lore forever. After he retired, he was promptly inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and had his #41 retired by New York. Andrew tells his story from teenage phenom to pitching legend that Mets pitchers emulate to this day when they toe the rubber in Queens.
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Produced by Andrew Gullotta