Tom Seaver in 2015

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Mets To Officially Change Citi Field Address To '41 Seaver Way'

June 24, 2019 - 12:05 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The New York Mets and the city will honor Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver by officially changing the address of Citi Field to 41 Seaver Way.

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, members of the 1969 Miracle Mets team including Jerry Koosman, Cleon Jones and Ron Swoboda will join Seaver's children and grandchildren for the renaming ceremony this Thursday.

The event is free and open to the public.

Nicknamed "Tom Teriffic," Seaver, widely considered the best Mets player in history, won three Cy Young awards while with the team and was voted into the Hall of Fame on his first ballot.

He was the star of the 1969 World Series championship team, winning 25 games with a 2.21 ERA for the squad, earning him his first Cy Young.

Seaver's No. 41 was retired by the Mets in 1988.

After his playing career, he worked as broadcaster, calling Met games for WPIX from 1999 to 2005.

His family announced earlier this year that Seaver is suffering from dementia and has retired from public life.

As part of the renaming, the street between Northern Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue will be known as "Seaver Way."