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The New York Mets held a ceremony today in which they renamed 126th Street in front of Citi Field “Seaver Way.” The address of Citi Field is now 41 Seaver Way. Seaver wore No. 41 during his career, of course.
The club also announced plans to build a statue of Seaver in front of the ballpark. The timeline for completion of the statue is to be determined, but the Mets have commissioned its construction. It’s not clear if the image shown in their tweet here is what the statue will look like, but it’d be perfect if it did, in fact, feature Seaver’s unmistakable knee-to-the-ground pitching motion:
⚾️ Tom Seaver statue coming to @CitiField ⚾️
— New York Mets (@Mets) June 27, 2019
Seaver’s family announced last March that the Hall of Famer was diagnosed with dementia and that he would retire from public life. His daughters attended Thursday’s ceremony.