“The Franchise”: Tom Seaver
Tom “The Franchise” Seaver was (and is) everything to the Mets. He was the NL Rookie of the Year in 1967 as a newly-minted Met and went on to win three Cy Young Awards during his tenure with the team. Praised for his stellar pitching, “Tom Terrific” brought something extra to the organization. Thanks to his youthful love of the game and his devotion to the orange and blue, Seaver became one of the most adored Mets of all time.