Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver dies of COVID-19, dementia at 75


Tom Seaver has died at 75 from dementia and Kobe, 19 and Calistoga where he owned Seaver Vineyards. Ah, five time 20 Game winner a 13 time 15 game winner. Spent 12 of his 20 seasons with the Met's most notably in 1969 when he led them to their first World Series title after they averaged 107 losses during their first seven years as an expansion team. I have first really got to know him when he moved to Calistoga in around 99 or 2000. Then he started working weekend games for the match. He would come into our broadcast booth because he would drive to and from SFO so he would listen to Giants games on the radio and my crew going. I would occasionally talk about why? Because Kruger was a big person in introducing me to a wide and teaching me about one and Seaver was starting the wine business. Well, then I go to the mess. I get a chance to work with Tom and then had the incredible honor a couple of times of being invited up to his home to see Passion he put into the wine business. This is whats admirable about him. He sold everything that he and his wife, Nancy own. They sold everything in the late nineties to buy this piece of land in Calistoga. Tom built a house and then he planted the grapes. 10 Robinson on KCBS this morning, said Seaver nurtured those grapes. He didn't know how to make wine. He tended to those grapes every single day, and about three years ago, my wife and I had a chance to go spend an afternoon with Tom and he had already started to suffer more severe effects of the disease, and he still took us out on the vineyard. He still was tying vines together and walking and talking about the grapes he was growing at that point. Physically, he was still a strong man and a vital man. But His mind had had started to really suffer the effects of the disease self. I think he was quite proud that he started his life in California, Fresno and USC, and he ended his life. You lived the last 20 plus years in the northern tip of Napa Valley and his wife and his daughters. I think we'll carry on with the vineyard because they make great cabernet. Tom Seaver is survived by his wife, Nancy, High School sweethearts from Fresno High. His two daughters and four grandsons. At the

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