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Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver diagnosed with dementia at 74

Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver diagnosed with dementia at 74
Hall of Famer Tom Seaver arrives for an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, N.Y, on July 26, 2015. (Mike Groll / Associated Press)

Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver has been diagnosed with dementia and has retired from public life.

The family of the 74-year-old made the announcement Thursday through the Hall. They say Seaver will continue to work in the vineyard at his home in California.

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Seaver has limited his public appearances in recent years. He didn't attend the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America dinner in January when members of the New York Mets' 1969 World Series championship team were honored.

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