This Sunday, before their game against the Brewers, the Mets will induct Mike Piazza into the team’s Hall of Fame. This summer should’ve also seen Piazza inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, but the writers failed both Piazza and themselves. Piazza will hopefully be rightfully admitted to Cooperstown next year. I’d expect that as soon as Piazza is elected to Cooperstown, the Mets will put a plan in motion to retire his number.
In the meantime, Piazza and the fans can enjoy his induction into the Mets Hall of Fame Sunday (the Mets have just put standing room only tickets on sale), and we can look back at some of Piazza’s biggest moments as a Met…
Piazza hits a game winning homer off Trevor Hoffman in 1999:
Piazza hits a game tying home run off John Smoltz in Game 6 of the 1999 NLCS:
Piazza’s 3 run homer caps a 10 run 8th inning against Atlanta in 2000:
Piazza’s go ahead home run in the first sporting event in New York after the September 11th terrorist attacks: