As Well Organized a Young Man as We Have

Tom Seaver was the closest I had to a baseball idol. When I first fell in love with the game I rooted for Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Sandy Koufax. But they were an inheritance, the local stars whose careers began before I was born. Seaver was the first New York superstar of my generation.

Tom Seaver, 1974. (Photo by ShellyS.)

Former Risk Manager at UC Berkeley, author of four books, ectomorphic introvert.

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