Legendary pitcher Tom Seaver dead at 75

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (NewsNation Now) — Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver died Monday at the age of 75 due to complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19, according to his family.

Seaver won 311 games, had a 2.86 earned-run average and struck out 3,640 batters over a 20-year major league career that spanned from 1967-1986, earning 12 All-Star selections.

He led the National League in wins three times, ERA three times and strikeouts five times. Seaver was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1992 when he was named on 98.8 percent of ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, the highest voting percentage ever received at the time.

“We are heartbroken to share that our beloved husband and father has passed away,” said his wife Nancy Seaver and daughters Sarah and Anne. “We send our love out to his fans, as we mourn his loss with you.”

Seaver played for the New York Mets from 1967-1977. He also played for the Reds, White Sox and Red Sox.

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