Construct a Tom Seaver statue outside of Citi Field

Construct a Tom Seaver statue outside of Citi Field

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Carson Alexander started this petition to New York Mets

My name is Carson and I’m an MLB Content Creator on YouTube under the name, Metsfan. I’ve been a Mets fan since I was 7 years old. My passion for the orange and blue is bigger than the game of baseball itself. I am devastated after hearing the news about the death of Mets legend, Tom Seaver. Tom Terrific wasn’t just the greatest to ever wear a Mets uniform.

He was New York Mets baseball.

He made us believe in the magic of Mets baseball.

He was the franchise. 

He is the franchise.

On June 28, 2019, the New York Mets organization officially renamed “Shea Road” to “41 Tom Seaver Way” in honor of the late Hall of Fame pitcher. Seaver never got to be there for the ceremony and never got to see it in person. The only way to make this right is to have Tom Seaver be there forever and immortalized forever.

Please join me in signing the petition for the Mets to build a statue of Tom Seaver outside of Citi Field.

Tom Seaver — who gave the Mets legitimacy at a time when they needed it most, and went on to become the best player in franchise history and one of the most accomplished pitchers in the game — died Monday surrounded by his family at his home in Calistoga, Calif. He was 75.

According to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Seaver died peacefully in his sleep from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. He went public with his dementia diagnosis in 2019 and retired from public life.

“We are heartbroken to share that our beloved husband and father has passed away,” said his wife Nancy Seaver and daughters Sarah and Anne in a statement to the Hall of Fame. “We send our love out to his fans, as we mourn his loss with you.”

Seaver, in a career that spanned from 1967-86, spent 12 of those seasons with the Mets, leading the “Miracle Mets” to the world championship in 1969 and to the National League pennant in 1973. A 12-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young Award winner, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992, garnering a then-record 98.8 percent of the vote.

Seaver won 311 games, had a 2.86 earned run average and struck out 3,640 batters over a 20-year major league career. He led the National League in wins three times, ERA three times and strikeouts five times.

“I am deeply saddened by the death of Tom Seaver, one of the greatest pitchers of all-time,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “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.” 

- via New York Post

I never got to see Seaver pitch. But, there is no New York Mets without Tom Seaver.

He was the franchise.
He will forever be the franchise.
He is the franchise.
He is the greatest NY Met of all time. 

- via myself on Twitter (@MetsfanOnYT)

R.I.P. Tom “Terrific” Seaver. � (1944-2020)

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