The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times

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In early 1969, New York City and all it represented was in disarray: politically, criminally, and athletically. But while Simon and Garfunkel lamented the absence of a sports icon like Joe DiMaggio, a modern Lancelot rode forth to lead the New York Mets to heights above and beyond all sports glory.

This book tells the complete, unvarnished story of the great Tom Seaver, that rarest of all American heroes, the New York Sports Icon. In a city that produces not mere mortals but sports gods, Seaver represented the last of a breed. His deeds, his times, his town—it was part of a vanishing era, an era of innocence. In 1969, six years after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Seaver and the Mets were the last gasp of idealism before free agency, Watergate, and cynicism. Here is the story of “Tom Terrific” of the “Amazin’ Mets,” a man worthy of a place alongside DiMaggio, Ruth, Mantle, and Namath in the pantheon of New York idols.

  • Author: Steven Travers
  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Published: November, 2011
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.4 inches
Player Biography
Sparky Anderson once said, “My idea of managing is giving the ball to Tom Seaver and then sitting down and watching him work.” Seaver, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, pitched for the summer league Alaska Goldpanners and attended the University of Southern California before inking his first professional contract. Obtained by the New York Mets in a special draft lottery, “Tom Terrific” helped change the team from lovable losers into the “Miracle Mets” of 1969, when Seaver won his first of three National League Cy Young awards. He also earned the 1967 N.L. Rookie of the Year Award and garnered 12 All-Star selections.

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In early 1969, New York City and all it represented was in disarray: politically, criminally, and athletically. But while Simon and Garfunkel lamented the absence of a sports icon like Joe DiMaggio, a modern Lancelot rode forth to lead the New York Mets to heights above and beyond all sports glory.

This book tells the complete, unvarnished story of the great Tom Seaver, that rarest of all American heroes, the New York Sports Icon. In a city that produces not mere mortals but sports gods, Seaver represented the last of a breed. His deeds, his times, his town—it was part of a vanishing era, an era of innocence. In 1969, six years after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Seaver and the Mets were the last gasp of idealism before free agency, Watergate, and cynicism. Here is the story of “Tom Terrific” of the “Amazin’ Mets,” a man worthy of a place alongside DiMaggio, Ruth, Mantle, and Namath in the pantheon of New York idols.

  • Author: Steven Travers
  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Published: November, 2011
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.4 inches
Player Biography
Sparky Anderson once said, “My idea of managing is giving the ball to Tom Seaver and then sitting down and watching him work.” Seaver, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, pitched for the summer league Alaska Goldpanners and attended the University of Southern California before inking his first professional contract. Obtained by the New York Mets in a special draft lottery, “Tom Terrific” helped change the team from lovable losers into the “Miracle Mets” of 1969, when Seaver won his first of three National League Cy Young awards. He also earned the 1967 N.L. Rookie of the Year Award and garnered 12 All-Star selections.

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