After the news emerged that franchise icon Tom Seaver was retiring from public life due to dementia, many fans have wondered how the New York Mets would honor the greatest player in the history of the franchise. Seaver has always been a tremendous ambassador for the organization, and some tributes are now being discussed.
One of the first things the Mets are planning to do is change the address of Citi Field to 41 Seaver Way. The Mets will unveil the official sign for the address change on June 27th, the day before the franchise begins celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the 1969 championship team.
The Mets are also looking at other ways to pay tribute to Seaver, who is the best pitcher the franchise has ever produced. Seaver is one of only two former Mets’ players to have his number retired–the other is fellow Hall of Famer Mike Piazza.