Legendary Mets pitcher and Hall of Famer Tom Seaver's home and vineyards are fine after being threatened by the California wildfires.
Seaver was forced to flee his home in Calistoga, California last Wednesday due to the wildfires.
"We literally ran like hell," Seaver told the NY Daily News on Monday.
While leaving his home, Seaver took many irreplaceable possessions, including some of his most treasured baseballs (including the one from his 3,000th strikeout). He did not take any of his Cy Young awards.
"I was worried more about my dogs," Seaver told the News. "My animals are a very big part of my life and they're in a safe haven. I put them in a place that was a safe. The dogs went first before any Cy Young Awards; they can all be remade."
Seaver, who lives next to his vineyards, where he has been making wine since 2005, has been staying at a hotel in Northern California.
The 72-year-old played 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.
Seaver's No. 41 was retired by the Mets in 1988, and he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992, receiving 98.8 percent of the vote.