Seaver passed away in 2020 due to complications from dementia and COVID-19, but his legacy lives on throughout Major League Baseball.
The statue is a pretty nice one, showing Seaver in the middle of throwing a pitch as a member of the Mets.
Seaver pitched parts of 12 seasons with the Mets, while spending six years with the Cincinnati Reds, three seasons with the Chicago White Sox, and the back half of his final season with the Boston Red Sox.
Over his 20-year career, Seaver went 311-205 with a lifetime ERA of 2.86 and a career WAR of 109.9.
🎥 The Tom Seaver statue unveiling at Citi Field: pic.twitter.com/NxO04Ik7c3
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) April 15, 2022
The legend of Seaver will never die.
He will be remembered best for his many years pitching for the Mets.
Seaver was the ace of the Mets’ 1969 World Series championship squad, also known as the “Miracle Mets”, going 25-7 with a 2.21 ERA.
He was also the ace of the staff in 1973 with the team known as the “Sterling Mets”.
That year he went 19-10 with an NL-best 2.08 ERA, as the Mets came from out of nowhere to barely sneak into the postseason and reach the Fall Classic.
Ironically, he was with the Red Sox in 1986, the year the Mets won their most recent World Series title, beating Boston in seven games.
But “Tom Terrific” will be remembered best for his days as a Met.
It’s good to see the Mets honoring their longtime ace with such a nice statue.
It’ll be a nice addition to an already beautiful Citi Field, as fans can commemorate one of the best players in Mets’ history.