It looks like Mets fans will be getting their wish, as a Tom Seaver statue is expected to be unveiled at some point this season.
A report from The Post's Kevin Kernan surfaced on Friday saying Seaver will "honored in multiple ways," and a statue was under conversation as part of that tribute. But WFAN's Mike Francesa told his radio listeners, "You Met fans will get your wish. There will be a Seaver statue sometime this summer."
This news comes after Thursday's damper news that the Hall of Famer was diagnosed with dementia, and his family informed the public that Seaver would be retiring from public life. That means he will be missing the Mets' 1969 World Series celebration in commemoration of its 50th anniversary.
"Tom will continue to work in his beloved vineyard at his California home, but has chosen to completely retire from public life," Seaver's family said. "The family is deeply appreciative of those who have supported Tom throughout his career, on and off the field, and who do so now by honoring his request for privacy. We join Tom in sending warmest regards to everyone."
The 74-year-old is regarded by many as the greatest Mets player in the franchise's history, and honoring Seaver has been in the works for a couple years now -- not because of the diagnosis. Mets fans, though, began a petition for the team to create a statue after they learned of Seaver's illness.
While the Mets figure out when and where this statue will be erected, Seaver will be living in private by his vineyard, Seaver Vineyards, in Napa Valley. He has been making wine there since 2005.
The 74-year-old Seaver pitched for the Mets from 1967 to 1977, and again in 1983. He won three Cy Young awards while with the Mets (1969, 1973, 1975), and helped lead them to the World Series title in 1969.