COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver passed away in the early hours of Monday, August 31. He was 75. Seaver passed peacefully in his sleep of complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19.
Tom "Terrific" won 311 games, had a 2.86 earned-run average and struck out 3,640 batters over a 20-year major league career that spanned from 1967-1986, earning 12 All-Star selections. He led the National League in wins three times, ERA three times and strikeouts five times.
Seaver was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1992 when he was named on 98.8 percent of ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, the highest voting percentage ever received at the time.