Behind the scenes of the darkest day in Mets history

The next day, June 1, under the headline, “Joe Knows the Score, Nobody Wants Seaver,” came the official declaration of war between team and player. Young quoted Grant: “He has destroyed his market.” Grant called him “a headache.” Then Young took a solo turn: “In discussing Tom Seaver and his problems, we must never mix up the two Seavers. As great a talent as is Tom Seaver, he has become an irreparably damaging destructive force on the Mets.”

If you weren’t there – you absolutely need to read this piece. And if you were around, this is still a nice recapping of events that led to The Franchise being traded.

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