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Mets to honor Tom Seaver with '41' patch on jersey

The Mets will wear the number 41 patch

The Mets will wear the number 41 patch on their jersey sleeves this year in honor of Tom Seaver. Credit: New York Mets

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The Mets will honor the late Tom Seaver by wearing a "41" patch on the right sleeve of their uniforms during every game in 2021, the team announced Monday.

The circular patch features a blue "41" with orange trim, surrounded by old-fashioned Mets pinstripes.

The adornment debuted in the Mets’ first spring training game on Monday afternoon against the Marlins in Jupiter.

Seaver, nicknamed "The Franchise" and considered the best player in Mets history, died in August at age 75.

In his 12 seasons with the Mets, Seaver went 198-124 with a 2.57 ERA and 2,541 strikeouts. He is the Mets’ all-time leader in wins, strikeouts, shutouts (44), ERA, complete games (171) and starts (395). He won three Cy Young Awards with the team (1969, 1973, 1975) and was voted the NL Rookie of the Year in 1967.

In the Mets’ World Series- winning 1969 season, Seaver was 25-7 with a 2.21 ERA.

Seaver pitched 20 seasons for the Mets, Reds, White Sox and Red Sox from 1967-86. He totaled 311 wins and 3,640 strikeouts and had a 2.86 ERA.

His election to the Hall of Fame in 1992 was a formality, and he received 98.84% of the vote, a record at the time.

Seaver’s No. 41 is retired by the Mets.

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