Tom Seaver in 2015

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Mets Renaming Citi Field Street After Tom Seaver

March 21, 2019 - 12:11 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The Mets announced via Twitter that Citi Field is getting a permanent address change.

They're planning to rename 126th Street in Queens, where the ballpark is located, after legendary Mets pitcher Tom Seaver.

Citing multiple sources, a report on MLB.com said the ballpark's new address will be 41 Seaver Way.

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 a member of the 1969 Miracle Mets title team, winning 25 games with a 2.21 ERA for the squad, earning him his first Cy Young.

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

Seaver's family recently revealed that Seaver is suffering from dementia and has retired from public life.

He will be represented by his family at a reunion of the '69 Mets in late June. A ceremony to unveil the street and new address is expected around the same time. 

Newsday reports there are also plans in the works to have a statue in Seaver's honor, which is something fans have been calling for.