Tom Seaver diagnosed with dementia

Philip Jeff Frye

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As a pre-1977 Mets fan (the Seaver trade was the final straw that made a Red Sox fan only), it was a thrill to see him pitch with the Sox in 1986. How different the World Series might have been if we could have started him instead of Al Nipper.
 

Philip Jeff Frye

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As a pre-1977 Mets fan (the Seaver trade was the final straw that made a Red Sox fan only), it was a thrill to see him pitch with the Sox in 1986. I went to his first Bosox start after the trade. How different the World Series might have been if we could have started him instead of Al Nipper.
 

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As a pre-1977 Mets fan (the Seaver trade was the final straw that made a Red Sox fan only), it was a thrill to see him pitch with the Sox in 1986. How different the World Series might have been if we could have started him instead of Al Nipper.
As a pre-1970 Met fan, he was my first favorite baseball player. The trade.......Dick Young and M. Donald Grant are drinking it up in Hades.
I read a piece by Pat Jordan (I think) a few years ago that hinted at him having issues, but I thought they later chalked it up to Lyme.
 

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That start Tom made for the Sox vs. the Tigers in '86 was an absolute pitching gem. It was a real joy to watch.

Such crappy news.
 
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Praying for a cure for everyone afflicted by this terrible disease. Alzheimer’s research is getting more attention and money every year but it’s a tough disease that often builds up for 10 or 20 years in the brain before manifesting itself. Mass General has a strong Memory and Aging program and Butler Hospital is doing great work in Providence.
 

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From the NY Post:

“We’ve been in contact with the Seaver family and are aware of his health situation,” Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said in a statement. “Although he’s unable to attend the ’69 Anniversary, we are planning to honor him in special ways and have included his family in our plans. Our thoughts are with Tom, Nancy and the entire Seaver family.”
 

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In that alternate universe, Seaver starts Game 4 and wins it, rendering Game 6 unnecessary altogether.

Such terrible news.
He was pretty effective for the Sox, last pitched on September 19 of that year. Was he hurt or a healthy scratch for the post-season?
 

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August 1986, part of a bus group to the Toilet, Seaver and Sox vs MFYs. Sixth inning IIRC Seaver injured his hip, 15 rows up behind home plate with the B hat on I stood up and cheered as he left the field. The older Bronx bitch behind me gave me a blue streak I had never heard before nor since. They kicked me out, bus was locked, walked around the toilet in and out of several bars, quite the time. Yes, Tom Terrific would have made quite the difference in the series, no doubt.