The family of Hall of Fame pitcher and three-time Cy Young Award winner Tom Seaver says he has been diagnosed with dementia. In a statement released by the Mets, the family says that the man who helped lead the team win the 1969 World Series will no longer make public appearances.
But it’s not like he won’t stay busy. The 74-year-old will continue to work on his vineyard in California with his wife. Seaver struck out nearly four-thousand batters and had a lifetime ERA of two-point-eight-six. Seaver won 311 games in his 20 year career. He was selected to the All-Star game 12 times.
While he will not be participating in the upcoming festivities surrounding the ’69 anniversary, the team says they’re working with the family to find some special ways to honor the indelible mark he left on the team.