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Mets name street after Tom Seaver, announce plans for statue


The New York Mets held a ceremony today in which they renamed 126th Street in front of Citi Field “Seaver Way.”  The address of Citi Field is now 41 Seaver Way. Seaver wore No. 41 during his career, of course.

The club also announced plans to build a statue of Seaver in front of the ballpark. The timeline for completion of the statue is to be determined, but the Mets have commissioned its construction. It’s not clear if the image shown in their tweet here is what the statue will look like, but it’d be perfect if it did, in fact, feature Seaver’s unmistakable knee-to-the-ground pitching motion:

Seaver’s family announced last March that the Hall of Famer was diagnosed with dementia and that he would retire from public life. His daughters attended Thursday’s ceremony.

Video: Jackie Bradley Jr. climbs wall to rob Luis Urías of homer

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Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scaled the center field fence to rob Padres shortstop Luis Urías of a solo home run in the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game. Urías was trying to take advantage of a 0-1 slider from Ryan Brasier. Had Bradley not made the grab, the Padres’ lead would have been extended to 4-1.

Unfortunately for the Red Sox, they weren’t able to take advantage of Bradley’s effort, dropping Sunday’s contest 3-1. They still won the series against the Padres, however. The Sox will continue their road trip for two games against the Rockies followed by three versus the Angels.