Thousands of Mets fans packed around the Mets Home Run Apple at Citi Field Plaza under the clear skies of Queens, revealing part of the team’s history on Friday morning.
“Tom Seaver was our sunshine,” declared Howie Rose, the voice of Mets’ radio. Before the seat was pulled out, a huge statue of Siever appeared on the way to the stadium, welcoming fans.
The event featured several people from the team’s history, including Mike Piazza, Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling, and Jacob deGrom, who attended the ceremony from the Mets clubhouse. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was also there to pay tribute to the legendary pitcher of Mets.
Siever, who died in August 2020, was represented by his widow Nancy and his daughters Sarah and Anne.
“Hello Tom,” Nancy spoke to the statue. “It’s great to have you where you belong. We need to thank the Mets organization for this very special compliment to Tom.”
Nancy was visibly emotional while standing on the podium, following Piazza, Steve Cohen, and President Donovan Richards of the Queens Autonomous Region.
“I couldn’t be proud anymore,” Nancy told a crowd of enthusiastic blue and orange-covered fans. “i love you all.”
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The statue of Tom Seaver was officially announced outside Citi Field before the Mets Home Opener-Reading Eagle
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