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George Thomas Seaver was born on 17 November 1944, in Fresno, California USA, and is a retired professional baseball player, best known for playing in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a pitcher, and holding the nicknames “Tom Terrific” and “The Franchise”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Tom Seaver? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in professional baseball. He’s best known for his run with the New York Mets, and has been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He also won three NL Cy Young Awards as the league’s best pitcher. All of his achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.
Tom Seaver Net Worth $10 million
Tom attended Fresno High School, where he played both baseball and basketball – he hoped to pursue a career in baseball despite getting All-City basketball honors. In 1962, he joined the US Marine Corps Reserves and served as part of AIRFMFPAC 29 Palms for six months. He then attended Fresno City College, but a season later, he was recruited by the University of Southern California though he was first sent to play for the Alaska Goldpanners. He would win a game in the national tournament with a grand slam, and was then offered a scholarship. He was drafted in the 10th round of the 1965 MLB draft but the offer was withdrawn when Tom asked for $70,000.
The following year, he signed by the Atlanta Braves, but the offer was voided because Baseball Commissioner William Eckert ruled that Seaver’s college team had played exhibition games that year, despite the fact that he didn’t play in them. The NCAA then ruled him ineligible because he had already signed a pro contract. Eventually, the New York Mets would sign Tom after winning a lottery, and was then sent to the Jacksonville Suns of the International League. In 1967, he would become part of the New York Mets team, and was named National League Rookie of the Year after winning 16 games for the last place Mets. He also became part of the 1967 All-Star Game.
In 1969, Sever would help the Mets win their first World Series championship, also earning him his first National League Cy Young Award, and finishing second in MVP voting. Thanks to these achievements, he was presented the Hickok Belt, and was named “Sportsman of the Year” by Sports Illustrated. He continued playing well over the next few years, setting records and playing in consecutive 20 win seasons. He led the National League in strikeouts, and it was noted that his strong legs protected his arms, ensuring his longevity as a pitcher.
In 1977 he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds, after he requested a move due to an inability to get along with chairman of the board M. Donald Grant. He continued his streak with Cincinnati and won 21 games that season, and went on to eventually record his 3000th strikeout. He suffered through injuries in 1982 which hampered his performance, and was then traded back to the Mets in 1982. In 1984 he was claimed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox, due to a mistake made by the Mets in not putting him on the protected list. He pitched his last shutout in Chicago, and would register his 300th victory against the Yankees in 1985, was traded to the Boston Red Sox in 1986, but then retired as part of the Mets in 1987.
In 1992, he became part of the Baseball Hall of Fame and was ranked as one of the “100 Greatest Baseball Players” by The Sporting News. Since retiring, he’s worked as a color commentator with several TV stations.
For his personal life, it is known that Tom married Nancy Lynn McIntyre in 1966 and they have two daughters; they own a vineyard in Calistoga, California. He has been diagnosed with Lyme disease which causes Bell’s palsy – he has reached Stage 3 of the disease, and is still undergoing treatment for it.