I read a great article about Tom Seaver last year, in Sports Illustrated. A mini-biography covering his baseball career, his relationship with his wife and his love for the vineyard in his retirement. At the center of the story was a recent reunion between he and some of his fellow “Miracle Mets” at his home in Napa Valley.
One of the more compelling and in-depth articles I have read in several years and even more so today.
As an aside, I never realized how close he came to being a Cleveland Indian (1 in 4 chance). I can only imagine how an ace like Seaver might have changed the fate of those woeful Tribe teams of my youth.
Tom Seaver, one of the best and all around classy guy RIP
I grew up in CT about 70 miles from the city I had the good fortune of having a dad and an 8 year older brother that occasionally took me to see Mets, Yankees , Giants,Jets games. Late 60’s through mid 70’s was a great time for me growing up. Needless to say even though I live in the west I’m still a NY fan.
I did not get to see Mantle, Maris, did see Pepitone, Munson and Stottlemyre. Did see Namath, favorite game was actually a preseason at Yale Univ. in New Haven - Namath vs. Tarkenton, may have been preseason but it was for bragging rights, they both wanted it.