No matter what name he went by, Seaver, who died on Monday at the age of 75, was a New York Mets legend.
In his 10 seasons in Queens, Seaver won a franchise-record 198 games, the 1967 NL Rookie of the Year award and three Cy Youngs. He solidified his place in Mets history with a dazzling performance during the 1969 Miracle Mets’ run to the World Series title.
There will forever be no shortage of Seaver memories. Here are a few of The Post’s favorite, in photos:
Tom Seaver pitches for the Mets during the 1968 season.
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Tom Seaver pitching in 1969.
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Tom Seaver talks to reporters in the locker room after a one-hitter game against the Chicago Cubs in New York City, July 9, 1969.
Gil Hodges, Maury Allen, Casey Stengel, and Tom Seaver in 1970.
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Woodhaven residents John Ameranti, Jim Jaeger and Joe Riley make obvious their sentiments about Tom Seaver’s departure at Shea Stadium on June 17, 1977.
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The front page of the post on June 16, 1977.
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Tom Seaver throwing the last pitch to catcher Mike Piazza at the end of the ceremony closing Shea Stadium on September 28, 2008..
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Queens, New York, 7/16/13 All-Star Mets David Wright grets Mets legend Tom Seaver after he throws out the first pitch during tonight’s All-Star baseball game at Citi Field on July 16, 2013.
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Tom Seaver’s children Sarah and Anne hold a street sign with their fathers name as the New York Mets honored their father, by renaming the address of Citi Field to 41 Seaver Way. Wednesday, June 27th, 2019.
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