Francesa: Mets Planning Tom Seaver Statue

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March 08, 2019 - 3:54 pm
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By WFAN.com

The Mets are planning to unveil a statue of Tom Seaver sometime this season, WFAN's Mike Francesa reported on his show Friday.

The tribute has been in the works "for quite some time," Francesa said, indicating it's not in response to Thursday's announcement that the Hall of Fame pitcher has been diagnosed with dementia and is retiring from public life.

Mets fans have been calling for a Seaver statue at Citi Field since the stadium opened in 2009. 

"You Met fans will get your wish," Francesa said. "There will be a Seaver statue sometime this summer."

A three-time Cy Young Award winner, Seaver played 20 seasons in the major leagues (1967-86), the first 11½ with the Mets. He was a member of the team’s 1969 world championship team and 1973 National League championship team. Seaver also pitched for the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox.

Seaver was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992.

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