Hall of Fame pitcher Seaver has dementia

The family of Tom Seaver announced Thursday that the Hall of Fame pitcher was recently diagnosed with dementia and is retiring from public life.According to the statement, released through the Baseball Hall of Fame, Seaver will continue work in his vineyard in Calistoga in California’s wine country.According to MLB.com New York Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo, the team was hoping Seaver could attend a 50th anniversary celebration of the 1969 Miracle Mets but confirmed that in light of Thursday’s news, he will not.”We’ve been in contact with the Seaver family and are aware of his health situation,” Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said in a statement. “Although he’s unable to attend the ’69 Anniversary, we are planning to honor him in special ways and have included his family in our plans.”