Saturday, March 9, 2019

HOF Great Tom Seaver, Briefly With The Red Sox, Diagnosed With Dementia

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Very sad news from the baseball world. Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver—who pitched for the 1986 American League Champion Red Sox—has been diagnosed with dementia. Seaver won 311 games in his 20-year Hall of Fame career—striking out 3,640 batters. He was the face of the World Series Champion 1969 Mets and is still beloved by fans across baseball. In the summer of 1986, the Red Sox traded Steve Lyons to the White Sox for Seaver—who went 5-7 for Boston with a 3.80 ERA. Despite a 2.77 ERA in his post-season career, he was not on the Red Sox World Series roster against—ironically—the Mets. Seaver's family stated that his dementia may be linked to his long battle with Lyme disease. Recently, there has been serious talk of erecting a statue to "Tom Terrific" at Citi Field in New York. That would be the right thing to do.