Tom Seaver Biography – Tom Seaver Wiki
Tom Seaver (born George Thomas Seaver) was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a right-handed pitcher for the New York Mets (1967–1977), Cincinnati Reds (1977–1982), Chicago White Sox (1984–1986), and Boston Red Sox (1986).
He finished his career with a record of 311-205, a 2.86 ERA, and 3,640 strikeouts. In addition to his three Cy Youngs, Seaver was a 12-time All-Star, led the league in wins three times, strikeouts five times and ERA three times, and was a five-time 20-game winner, according to ESPN. After his playing career, Seaver worked as a television analyst for the Mets and Yankees and on national broadcasts for NBC, and later started the Seaver Vineyards in Calistoga, California.
Tom Seaver Age
Tom Seaver was born on November 17, 1944, in Fresno, California, United States. He died on August 31, 2020, in Calistoga, California. He was 75 years old.
Tom Seaver Wife
Tom Seaver had been married to his wife Nancy Lynn McIntyre (Nancy Seaver) since June 9, 1966.
Tom Seaver Daughters
Tom Seaver and his wife Nancy Lynn McIntyre have two daughters, Sarah Seaver and Anne Elizabeth Seaver.
Tom Seaver Family
Tom Seaver was the son of Betty Lee (née Cline) and Charles Henry Seaver.
Tom Seaver Death
Tom Seaver died on August 31, 2020, at the age of 75. Tom Seaver’s wife Nancy Seaver and daughters Sarah and Anne confirmed his death in a statement via the National Baseball Hall of Fame: “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.”
Jane Forbes Clark, Chairman of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum said in a statement: “Tom Seaver’s life exemplified greatness in the game, as well as integrity, character, and sportsmanship – the ideals of a Hall of Fame career. As a longtime member of the Hall of Fame Board of Directors, Tom brought dignity and wisdom to this institution that will be deeply missed. His love for baseball history, and for the Hall of Fame, was reinforced in 2014, when he pledged the donation of his personal baseball collection to the Museum. His wonderful legacy will be preserved forever in Cooperstown.”
MLB 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.”
Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon said in a statement: “We are devastated to learn of the passing of Mets Legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver. Tom was nicknamed “The Franchise” and “Tom Terrific” because of how valuable he truly was to our organization and our loyal fans, as his #41 was the first player number retired by the organization in 1988. He was simply the greatest Mets player of all-time and among the best to ever play the game which culminated with his near unanimous induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992. Beyond the multitude of awards, records, accolades, World Series Championship, All-Star appearances, and just overall brilliance, we will always remember Tom for his passion and devotion to his family, the game of baseball, and his vineyard.”
Tom Seaver Cause of Death
Tom Seaver’s cause of death was complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19.
Tom Seaver Net Worth
Tom Seaver’s net worth was estimated to be $10 million.