Tom Seaver is a Fresno sports legend, going from Fresno High to Fresno City College, and later, all the way to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
A street in front of his high school alma mater was renamed “Tom Seaver Lane” back in 2013, and now, another street will forever carry his name.
The New York Mets held a ceremony Thursday officially changing the name of the street in front of Citi Field in Queens, New York to “Seaver Way.”
Seaver is a Mets legend. He won three Cy Young awards in his 12 years with the organization, and helped lead the “Miracle Mets” to the franchise’s first championship in 1969.
The 74-year-old Seaver recently retired from public life because of dementia, so he wasn’t in New York Thursday for the event, but children and grandchildren were there.
“Being here, it is more joyous and more emotional than what I had anticipated. It’s a wonderful thing, we’re thrilled, mom and dad are thrilled,” Seaver’s daughter, Sarah Seaver, told the New York Post after the ceremony. “Very humbling.”
The Mets also announced that a Tom Seaver statue outside the stadium is also in the works, and is expected to be ready for the 2020 season.