Tom Seaver RIP

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  2. LaissezFaire28thStUSC

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    Very sad. He stopped public activity not that long ago. I remember him in the Mets as a child. Great pitcher.
     
  3. TroyBill

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    I remember when he broke into the league. I remember him at USC. He was one of Rod Dadeaux's boys. He was rookie of the year in 1967. He suffered from Alzheimers. Very sad. Good guy. He made some pretty good wine too.
     
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    RIP Tom

    diagnosed with dementia in March 2019
     
  5. uscvball

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    Very good man. Sad for this ending for him and his family.
     
  6. DJ4SC

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    I’ll never forget him being on the cover of Life magazine.

    R.I.P
     
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    Growing up in NY, Seaver was a legend in the vein of Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio.
     
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    Two of my high school teammates were his teammate...one at at USC and one on the Mets. Both spoke highly of him.
     
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    Yes he was.....RIP Trojan!
     
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    'Growing Pains' family sitcom starring the late Alan Thicke were named the Seavers and their neighbors were the Koosmans. I believe a writer of the show was a big Mets fan.

    RIP Tom Terrific
     
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    Growing up in LA I considered him one,and when he went to the reds I got biden type leg excitement.Good times indeed.
     
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    One of the greatest ever. His pitching motion--using his legs to the max--was possibly the closest to perfection.
     
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    Was the ultimate power pitcher, driving off the rubber with his right leg. Many tried to emulate his motion, no one came close.

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    Had the same form of dementia as Robin Williams, per the LA Times obit. I didn't remember that the Dodgers drafted him, but wouldn't pay the $70K he was demanding, per the Obit.
     

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