Mets honor Tom Seaver, unveil renamed street at CitiField

Juliet Papa
June 27, 2019 - 1:54 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- CitiField renamed a stretch of 126th Street to honor one of the team’s greatest stars -Tom Seaver.

They also announced plans to eract a statue in his honor.

New York City officials and the team are renaming that stretch of 126th Street as Seaver Way, with the stadium at 41 Seaver Way in honor the number his jersey donned.

Seaver, nicked named Tom Terrific is a Hall of Fame pitcher and was one of the players most strongly associated with the Mets’ 1969 World Series championship team.

Members of the 1969 team like Jerry Koosman, Cleon Jones and Ron Swoboda were in attendance.

Seaver's children and grandchildren were also at the ceremony and his daughter Sara Seaver thanked the fans and friend for the tribute.

The renaming ceremony, is also a kickoff event for this weekend’s three-game homestand against the Atlanta Braves that is part of the Mets’ 50th anniversary of that championship season.

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