12-time MLB All-Star pitcher known as "Tom Terrific." He helped lead the New York Mets to World Series victory in 1969.
He served active duty as a reserve before entering college.
His #41 jersey was the third number ever retired by the Mets.
He had two children with his wife Nancy Lynn McIntyre, whom he married in June, 1966.
He played alongside outfielder Willie Mays for 2 seasons on the Mets.