About Tom Seaver
Tom Seaver is a popular baseball player. Although he is currently retired from his professional career in this sport, it served as one of the main sources of increasing the total amount of Tom Seaver net worth, which has been announced to reach 10 million dollars, according to the recent estimations. Tom Seaver was playing in the position of a pitcher in Major League Baseball, where he was nicknamed as The Franchise or Tom Terrific.
In the period of 1967-1986, Tom Seaver was appearing as a pitcher with four teams. However, he is mostly known for his performances with the New York Mets and this team has also increased the total estimate of Tom Seaver net worth. He played in Major League Baseball for twenty years. During that time, he became a winner of 311 games. In 1992, his name was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which became the biggest accomplishment of his baseball career. Also, he became one of only three players of the New York Mets, whose numbers have been retired by the team, the other two players being Gil Hodges and Mike Piazza.
In 1967, Tom Seaver became a winner of the National League Rookie of the Year Award.
Moreover, Tom Seaver was noticed as the best pitcher in the league when he was awarded three NL Cy Young Awards. Moreover, he became one of the best starting pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball. He led the New York Mets in wins. Therefore, he has achieved quite lot in his professional career and it also added up a lot of revenues to the overall sum of Tom Seaver net worth.
The baseball player was born in 1944 in Fresno, California. When he was studying at Fresno High School, he belonged to its baseball team and served as its pitcher. Although he lacked in size and strength, Tom Seaver developed great control on the mound. In addition to playing baseball, he was active and successful in basketball but wanted baseball to be his future career. In 1962, Tom Seaver became a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserves. He spent there six months and then was accepted to study at Fresno City College. He was chosen to be a pitcher for the University of Southern California, as well. Instead, in 1964, Tom Seaver was sent to Fairbanks, Alaska, where he became a pitcher for the Alaska Goldpanners. With the team, he appeared in the national tournament, where he pitched and won it. After this successful season, he moved back to the University of Southern California.
In 1965, Tom Seaver appeared in the Major League Baseball Draft, where he was chosen to play with the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, he asked for 70 thousand dollars but the team did not accept it. Thus, in 1966, he joined the Atlanta Braves. However, he did not play with the team because of some legal problems. The first professional baseball team with which he appeared became the New York Mets, which added up a lot of revenues to the overall size of Tom Seaver net worth, as well.