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Art Shamsky: Tom Seaver’s Greatness
Art Shamsky discusses the effectiveness of Tom Seaver, a teammate on the 1969 World Series champion Mets.
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Cleon Jones: Gil Hodges’s Faith in 1969
Manager Gil Hodges had unwaivering confidence in the Mets prior to the 1969 season, Cleon Jones explains.
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Covering “The Franchise”: 1969 World Series ...
The 1969 World Series pitted together two 100-win clubs: the Mets and Baltimore Orioles. A key to the Mets’ success that season was Tom Seaver, who recorded 25 regular season wins, along with a win ea ...
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deGrom and Tom: Jacob deGrom Jersey
Jacob deGrom made his final five starts of the 2020 season wearing a no. 41 patch in honor of Tom Seaver along with the rest of his Mets teammates. During that stretch, deGrom posted a 2-1 record and ...
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deGrom Salutes The Franchise
The death of Tom Seaver in 2020 impacted the entire baseball world. Condolences and fond memories of “Tom Terrific” poured in from fans, coaches and players of all ages. After Seaver’s death on August ...
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Ed Kranepool: Thoughts on Tom Seaver
Ed Kranepool chats about “The Franchise,” his Mets teammate Tom Seaver.
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Fans Pack Shea for Tom Seaver Day
More than 50,000 fans packed Shea Stadium for Tom Seaver’s number retirement ceremony prior to a game against the Atlanta Braves. His no. 41 was the third jersey retired by the Mets.
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Giant Win Over Giants: Mets Lineup 1969
The Mets squared off against the San Francisco Giants in the first game of a doubleheader during a late-season West Coast trip. Ron Swoboda, Jerry Grote and Tom Seaver broke open the 4th inning with h ...
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Hello, Tom
Tom Seaver’s widow Nancy, along with their daughters Ann and Sarah, addressed the large crowd at the Tom Seaver statue unveiling. “Hello Tom,” said Nancy Seaver through tears. “It’s so nice to have yo ...
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Honoring the Past
Since becoming owner of the Mets in 2020, Steve Cohen has made a point to connect the current team to its great history. “There is a reason he was called ‘The Franchise,’ ” Cohen said. “You can’t meas ...