Mets Will Change Citi Field Street Address to Honor Tom Seaver

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On Thursday afternoon, the New York Mets hosted their annual ‘New for 2019 at Citi Field’ media event. The event kicked off in the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum, which is located in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda.

Among many important new aspects and features in 2019, one of the big things the representatives spoke on during the day was their plans for the 50th anniversary celebration weekend of the 1969 Word Series Championship.

The celebration was announced a while ago, but they discussed their plans a little further on Thursday afternoon. Most importantly, they discussed their plans to honor Mets legend, “the Franchise” Tom Seaver. Over the past couple of weeks there have been plenty of reports surfing around about potential plans. Yesterday, the Mets gave us a bit of an inside look.

How the Mets Will Honor Seaver

As expected, Seaver will not be in attendance with his teammates for the celebration due to his dementia. However, the team has announced that they plan on officially changing the street address of Citi Field to 41 Seaver Way in a June 27 ceremony to kick off the celebration weekend.

“We’re going to be doing a permanent address and street name change to honor Tom,’’ vice president and chief revenue officer Lou DePaoli said. “It will be a permanent change to our home address.”

According to many reports, the Mets are working on plans for a Seaver statue. Though it will not be completed this season, they are hoping to unveil the overall look of the statue sometime during the 1969 celebration weekend.

Seaver was a three-time National League Cy Young award winner, 12-time All-Star, and of course a 1969 World Series champion with the Mets. Over his 20-year career, he compiled 311 wins, 3,640 strikeouts, 61 shutout performances, and a 2.86 ERA.

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NEW YORK, NY – JULY 16: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) National League All-Star David Wright of the New York Mets greets baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver after the pair combined for the ceremonial first pitch before the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The American League defeated the National League 3-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)