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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 15: The Tom Seaver statue is unveiled outside the stadium before the New York Mets home opening game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field on April 15, 2022 in New York City. All players are wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

It was an emotional morning as Tom Seaver’s statue was unveiled before friends, family, Mets alumni, and of course the fans at Citi Field in Queens.

Seaver’s widow, Nancy and their two daughters, Sarah and Ann Elizabeth were on hand for the ceremony. Nancy tried to hold back tears as she said in her opening statement, “Tom, it’s nice to have you here, where you belong.”

Mets Hall of Famer Mike Piazza called Seaver the Greatest Met of All Time, reflecting back to the day Piazza’s own father to Philadelphia to see Seaver pitch against the Phillies.

Let’s relieve some of the great moments from this morning’s ceremony below!