January 11, 1988: The Mets announce they will retire Tom Seaver’s uniform in a tribute to ”the best player to perform for the Mets in their history.” Seaver becomes the third Met to have his number retired. The others were Casey Stengel (No. 37) and Gil Hodges (No. 14). The Mets held Tom Seaver Day on July 24, 1988 to celebrate the his career and legacy.