The Mets finally gave the ultimate honor to their franchise icon, creating a statue worthy of the Hall of Fame pitcher.
A permanent tribute to Jerry Koosman, the left-hander who helped lead the team to World Series glory, is a move in the right direction for a club that tends to step on its own feet.
Bench knew, played with or played against all of the 10 Hall of Famers who died in the past year. “You sit there and you are numb, and you remember and remember and remember,” he said.
It’s rare that someone meets her favorite ballplayer. It’s even rarer that he becomes a fan of hers.
When Seaver was on the mound for the Mets, at least, he seemed immune to whatever the crisis du jour in Queens was at the time.
A reader tips his cap to the longtime Mets pitching great, who died on Monday.
Seaver, who died Monday at age 75, was recalled as a masterful pitcher who defined the Mets for a generation and put him in the pantheon of the game’s giants.
Tributes poured in for the Hall of Fame pitcher after his death at age 75 was announced on Wednesday night.
A Hall of Famer, Seaver won 311 games for four different teams. But Mets fans called him Tom Terrific for turning around the club’s fortunes.