Tom Seaver, the greatest pitcher in Mets history, died on Monday at the age of 75.
Family sources told the New York Daily News that Seaver died at his California home due to complications from Lyme disease and dementia.
Seaver won three Cy Young Awards with the Mets, compiling 198 wins as a Met from 1967-77. The Hall of Famer was named to 12 All Star Games during his career and helped the Mets capture the 1969 World Series title.
“We are heartbroken to share that our beloved husband and father has passed away,” his wife Nancy Seaver and daughters Sarah and Anne told the Baseball Hall of Fame. “We send our love out to his fans, as we mourn his loss with you.”
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred issued the following statement on Seaver’s passing:
“I am deeply saddened by the death of Tom Seaver, one of the greatest pitchers of all-time. Tom was a gentleman who represented the best of our National Pastime. He was synonymous with the New York Mets and their unforgettable 1969 season. After their improbable World Series Championship, Tom became a household name to baseball fans – a responsibility he carried out with distinction throughout his life.