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HOF pitcher, Mets legend Tom Seaver dies at age 75

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Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver died Monday at age 75.
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The Major League Baseball family has lost a beloved member.

Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver died Monday, Aug. 31, at age 75. 

The Baseball Hall of Fame announced Wednesday night that Seaver "passed peacefully in his sleep of complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19."

Seaver is the best player in New York Mets history and led the franchise to its improbable 1969 World Series title. Seaver, also known by the nickname "Tom Terrific", won the first of his three National League Cy Young Awards during that 1969 season.

Seaver earned a 311-205 record with a 2.86 ERA and 3,640 strikeouts in his 20-year MLB career. He also was a 12-time All-Star and won the NL Rookie of the Year award in 1967. Seaver played his first 10-plus seasons with Mets before spending time with the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox. He ended his career with the Red Sox in 1986. 

The Red Sox paid tribute to Seaver with the following tweet Wednesday night: