Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Tom Seaver Newsbeat

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Tom Seaver and the Enduring Hope of the 1969 Mets

Tom Seaver looked out the window of his home office in Calistoga, Calif., his back to baseball and the past.

Behind him on this day in May 2017 were photographs and totems of a career that in both form and substance stands as the closest man has ever come to mastering the art of pitching. There was a shot of young Tom standing with Gil Hodges, not only his manager with the Mets but also a fellow Marine and a second father to him. There were his three Cy Young Awards, from 1969, ‘73 and ‘75.

Body and coif still robustly thick at age 72, Tom peered ahead, to his grape arbors on Diamond Mountain, with Mount St. Helena looming in the distance. Dear God, he could not believe how lucky he was.

One day back when Tom was at the height of his pitching prowess, his brother-in-law asked him, “What will you do when you’re done?”

Some thoughts on a player and a team in twilight- be prepared, as it gets rather heavy at the end.

 

QLE Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:44 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: 1969, mets, tom seaver

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogWhat did Joe Torre know and when did he know it?
(1 - 2:01am, Feb 29)
Last: Mayor Blomberg

NewsblogLawmakers push for Curt Flood’s enshrinement in Hall of Fame
(14 - 1:27am, Feb 29)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogMLB’s Winning and Losing Efforts to Conquer TV, Part I: The Strike
(4 - 1:26am, Feb 29)
Last: QLE

NewsblogYasiel Puig is still a free agent
(33 - 1:22am, Feb 29)
Last: Howie Menckel

Hall of Merit2021 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(177 - 11:55pm, Feb 28)
Last: Jaack

NewsblogGary Sánchez Takes a Knee
(16 - 11:50pm, Feb 28)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogOT - NBA Thread 2020
(1506 - 11:45pm, Feb 28)
Last: Tin Angel

NewsblogWhiff: Nats closer Doolittle calmed by lavender oil on glove
(44 - 11:28pm, Feb 28)
Last: the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB).

NewsblogAwestruck Ted Simmons marvels at the Baseball Hall of Fame
(6 - 10:01pm, Feb 28)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogBregman becomes 7th Astros player hit by pitch in 5 games
(25 - 8:53pm, Feb 28)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogYouTube TV, Sinclair engaged in dispute impacting broadcasts of 15 teams
(38 - 8:51pm, Feb 28)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogBy 3 to 1 Margin Americans Say Astros Investigation was a Coverup and Players Need to Be Punished
(12 - 8:40pm, Feb 28)
Last: Astroenteritis

NewsblogDavid Ortiz selling baseball mementos, household items
(14 - 7:50pm, Feb 28)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-28-2020
(8 - 6:56pm, Feb 28)
Last: Hank Gillette

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1924 Ballot
(2 - 5:45pm, Feb 28)
Last: John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy

Page rendered in 0.9514 seconds
44 querie(s) executed