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