Tom Seaver was something uncommon , Mets greats consistently knew

Ron Swoboda knew from the beginning the Mets had something exceptional. At that point a third-year outfielder with the group, Swoboda watched Seaver pitch his first game for the Mets in 1967 and really wanted to wonder about the right-hander’s ability. “When I saw him pitch the first occasion when, I said to myself, ‘He has Hall of Fame stuff,’ ” Swoboda said Wednesday, after it was reported the 75-year-old pitcher had passed on from confusions of dementia and COVID-19. “He simply needs to gather those numbers to get into…

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