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Hall of Fame Mets pitcher Tom Seaver passes away at age 75

Hall of Fame Mets pitcher Tom Seaver passes away at age 75

The catastrophic news of the Mets legend and the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Tom shiver He died late Wednesday night.

So, two decades ago, after a Hall of Fame career. At the age of 75, he was able to fall asleep peacefully because of dementia with Lewy bodies and complications from COVID-19. The unpleasant news has been shared by his wife Nancy Seaver and daughters Sarah and Annie on their social media handle, where they say "They are heartbroken with the news as their loving husband and father has died, they have sent love for his fans as they are mounting the loss with his well-wishers".

Seaver was diagnosed with dementia previous year.

Seaver was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 1991, and it reoccurred in 2012 and led to Bell's Palsy and memory loss, the Daily News of NY reported in 2013. Seaver spent his final years in Calistoga, California, according to wire reports. He went 311-205 with a 2.86 ERA, 3,640 strikeouts and 61 shutouts during an illustrious career that lasted from 1967-86.

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The Chairman of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Jane Forbes, acknowledged Seaver for his "exemplified greatness in the game, as well as integrity, character, and sportsmanship".

"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". "Not only for the Mets, but for all of baseball".

Meanwhile, Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark described Seaver as "a fierce and gifted competitor" who displayed unwavering passion "on or off the field".

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