Seaver documentary scheduled for October release

Fox Sports has announced it will release a new Tom Seaver documentary titled “Seaver” on October 13. The film is produced and directed by Edward Burns.

According to the media release from Fox, the film “provides unique insight into Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver — a reclusive icon and his relationship with New York City.”

Burns, a lifelong Mets fan, worked closely with Seaver during the filming of the documentary. “Tom has always been one of my idols,” said Burns. “He’s also one of the complex and interesting characters to play the game. He’s a fascinating man … Few people know the real man.”

Burns added: “To Mets fans, he was our blue-collar hero, who gave 100 percent of himself every time he stepped on the mound. He was also one of the most intelligent athletes of the modern era, who strove for perfection in himself and all those around him. He couldn’t tolerate mediocrity. He never turned away from any confrontation, whether it was with someone at the plate, team management or the powerful New York media.”

Henry Aaron, Carlton Fisk, Johnny Bench and Ron Darling contributed to the documentary and the late Rusty Staub conducted his his last interview before his death last March.

According to Fox, the production will also feature never-before-seen footage from the Seaver’s family archives.

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Comments (10)

  1. Jane Hocter Remis
    September 23, 2019

    I absolutely cannot wait!

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  2. Jeanne O'Sullivan
    September 24, 2019

    I will be hanging out the DO NOT disturb sign on 10/13!!!! I cannot wait, so excited! So bittersweet…..all the wonderful things bestowed upon him this year….I pray he is able to enjoy them!!! Always sending good thoughts and prayers your way Mr. Seaver!!!

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  3. Tom Marsella
    October 7, 2019

    Tom Seaver is top flight and coming from a wonderful Fresno family. Truly TERRIFIC !!

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  4. Glenn Grinter
    October 8, 2019

    He gave Mets fans so many memories 🙂

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  5. Steve G
    October 8, 2019

    Too bad the Mets mishandled the legacy of their greatest player by not erecting a statue until over 50 years since Seaver was the star of this team’s greatest accomplishment. The sad sack cheap owners waited until public pressure and the opportunity to make a buck over the erection of a statue before they chose to move forward . Sad that Tom will unlikely be able to enjoy his moment when that statue is unveiled.

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  6. Albert Tarwerdi
    October 11, 2019

    I can’t wait to see the documentary. Can you find out what time it will be on and station on cable

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    • metsrewind
      October 11, 2019

      Thanks for your comment. The documentary is scheduled to air this Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on Fox 5 in New York. If you live outside of the NY market you will need to, as they often say, “check your local listings.”

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      • Martin Dunn
        October 12, 2019

        Actually it’s on Sunday October 13 (tomorrow) at 4.30 after the Fox NFL game. Not Saturday (today). It will then air on Fox Sports 1 in pretty heavy rotation for several months.

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  7. Dennis
    October 11, 2019

    Can’t wait!!!!

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  8. Patrick H
    October 11, 2019

    My boyhood hero! The consummate professional. Many of our overpaid, over-glorified athletes of today could take a page out of his playbook. God Bless Mr. Seaver and his family as he battles his current health issues.

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