Mets to honor Seaver with 41 jersey patches this season



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FILE – New York Mets Tom Seaver takes on the Pittsburgh Pirates, en route to set an eight-consecutive Major League record of 200 or more strikeouts at Shea Stadium in New York City in this photo by ‘archive from September 1, 1975 (AP Photo / Harry Harris, file)

NEW YORK – The New York Mets will honor the late Tom Seaver by wearing a “41†patch on their home and away jerseys this season.

The Mets announced Monday that they will honor the Hall of Fame pitcher by putting his number on the right sleeve of their uniforms.

Seaver died on August 31 at the age of 75.

The right-hander is the Mets’ career leader in wins, ERA and strikeouts. He won three Cy Young Awards during his 12 seasons with New York and launched the Mets to their first World Series championship in 1969.

Seaver also played for Cincinnati, Chicago White Sox and Boston during a 20-year career. In total, he had 311 wins, a 2.86 ERA and struck out 3,640 at bat.

The Mets retired his number in 1988 and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992.

In 2019, the Mets changed the address of Citi Field to 41 Seaver Way. The team plans to unveil a statue of Seaver at the baseball stadium this year.


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