You might think baseball Hall of Famers might be content to rest on their laurels, but not so Tom Seaver, Bloomberg reports. The three-time Cy Young winner spent some time as an announcer after his retirement in 1987, but his interest in wine led to the founding GTS Vineyards in California's Napa Valley in 2001. Now, his labor is starting to bear fruit.
What Seaver’s wife thought was “a whim” became more than half a million dollars in Napa real estate by 1997. Seaver hired industry veterans to refine his product, which he insists is not a vanity project. “The name should not sell it,” he said of his initial cabernet sauvignon releases. “What's inside the bottle should sell it.”