Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Burns Pitches Tom Seaver

By Tom Deignan, Columnist
September/ October 2018

It looks like baseball is making yet another cinematic comeback. Irish American writer / director / actor Ed Burns (The Brothers McMullen, She’s the One) is slated to direct a documentary about baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver. Burns, the son of Irish immigrants, was born in the New York Mets’ home borough of Queens, so it is only fitting he would direct a movie about the pitcher who had some of his best years with the Mets. Seaver won a World Series with the Amazin’s in 1969 and made a trip to another with them in 1973.

The documentary, The New York Daily News noted, is “expected to be released next year to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Miracle Mets of 1969,” and “will detail the triumphs and controversies of Seaver’s 20-year career, including that improbable championship season of 1969 when Tom Terrific led the charge with a league-leading 25 wins, the Midnight Massacre that saw a tearful Seaver sent packing to Cincinnati in 1977, and his heroic return in 1983.” ♦

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