CALISTOGA, Calif. (CBSNewYork) — Mets legend Tom Seaver is among the many hundreds of people that have fled their houses in hearth-ravaged northern California.
In response to The San Jose Mercury Information, the seventy two-yr-previous baseball Corridor of Famer and his spouse evauated their residence in Calistoga, in Napa Valley, round four a.m. Wednesday.
Seaver’s daughter, Anne, informed the newspaper her household is now staying in South Lake Tahoe, California.
“We’re making an attempt to remain hopeful,” she stated. “It’s a really morbid state of affairs.
“All of our houses are proper within the pink zone. We’re ready to see what the winds do — and praying.”
The Seavers, who personal and function Seaver Vineyards, left their home with garments and memorabilia, their daughter stated. Their residence and vineyards have been nonetheless OK as of Wednesday afternoon, The Mercury Information reported.
“They’ve a lot at stake,” Anne Seaver stated of her mother and father. “Their complete life’s work is there. They have been ready till the final minute to go.”
The dying toll from the wildfires stood at 24 on Thursday afternoon, and there are a whole lot of stories of lacking individuals. At the least three,500 houses and companies have been destroyed, and a few complete cities have been evacuated.
A 3-time Cy Younger Award winner, Seaver performed 20 seasons within the main leagues (1967-86), the primary 11½ with the Mets. He was a member of the group’s 1969 world championship group and 1973 Nationwide League championship staff. Seaver additionally pitched for the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and Boston Purple Sox.
He was inducted into the Corridor of Fame in 1992.