Changes are coming to Citi Field this season, as the New York Mets are working with the New York City mayor’s office and the borough of Queens to change the stadium’s official address. 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., on the corner of Roosevelt and 126th St. in Flushing has been the home of the Mets for a decade. But today, it was announced that the club is working to change the address to 41 Seaver Way to honor Tom Seaver, according to sources.
The Mets plan to announce the change on June 27 to kick off the 50th anniversary celebration of its 1969 World Series championship. The announcement will also include information about a Seaver statue that could potentially be unveiled in 2020, per a source.
Seaver will not be a part of the celebration though.
Earlier this month, his family announced that the Mets’ all-time leader in wins, ERA and many other statistical categories is suffering from dementia and retiring from public life.
During his first 11 years in New York, Seaver was an All-Star 10 times, a key player of the 1969 team — tallying 25 wins with a 2.76 ERA — and ended up being a first-ballot Hall of Famer in 1992. He received 98.8 percent of the vote. To date, Seaver and Mike Piazza are the only players in Cooperstown wearing Mets caps on their plaques.
Seaver’s No. 41 was retired by the Mets in 1988.
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