As per an email sent by the Mets, the team will induct Mike Piazza into the Mets Hall of Fame on Fan Appreciation Day, Sunday, September 29, prior to their 1:10PM game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
After the baseball writers failed to vote Piazza into the Baseball Hall of Fame this past winter, speculation was abound as to whether the Mets would respond by either retiring “31” or inducting Mike into their own Hall of Fame. It seems the latter will occur first, which is the proper move for the organization to make. Regardless of PED speculation, Mike Piazza is the greatest hitting catcher of all time and will most likely enter the Baseball Hall with the classic inter-locking NY on his plaque for what he was able to accomplish in his time in the Orange and Blue. I am sure the Mets will retire “31” when the writers induct him into Cooperstown, but for now, it makes perfect sense to add him to the plaques at the Citi.
Piazza hit 22o home runs as a New York Met, 2nd only to Darryl Strawberry on the All-Time Met list. He’s the greatest slugger the Mets ever had, ranking 1st in that category with a .542 percentage. He is 3rd in RBI with 655 as a Met, and hit .296 overall with the team.
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