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Tom Seaver, New York Mets Hall of Fame Pitcher, Dies at 75

  • He led the team to a World Series championship in 1969
  • Hank Aaron called him ‘the toughest pitcher I ever faced’
Pitcher Tom Seaver #41 of the New York Mets pitches during an Major League Baseball game at Shea Stadium in the Queens borough of New York City in 1969.
Pitcher Tom Seaver #41 of the New York Mets pitches during an Major League Baseball game at Shea Stadium in the Queens borough of New York City in 1969.Photographer: Focus On Sport/Getty Images North America
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Tom Seaver, a Hall of Fame pitcher who was the driving force behind turning the New York Mets baseball team from lovable losers to World Series champions in 1969, has died. He was 75.

He died Monday, according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The cause was complications of Lewy body dementia and Covid-19.