Mike Piazza will go into Mets Hall Of Fame in September

Posted: July 15, 2013 in Citi Field, News
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By Steven InmanimagesCAU5LIB3

The Mets announced they will induct Mike Piazza into the team’s Hall of Fame on September 29th 2013.

Piazza will become the 27th member of the Mets Hall of Fame during a pre-game ceremony prior to their 1:10 pm game vs. the Milwaukee Brewers.

In 872 games with the Mets between 1998 – 2005, Piazza hit .296 with a .373 OBP and .542 SLG, 220 home runs and 655 RBI in 3941 plate appearances.

Piazza’s 396 home runs as a catcher are the most by a catcher in baseball history.

A lot of talk now is when will the Mets retire Piazza’s number? I wrote about that idea in December. You can check out that article here.

I basically wrote that once Piazza gets into the MLB Hall of Fame, the Mets will make plans to retire the catchers number.

Piazza did not get into the Hall during his first try last winter. He will go for it again next winter and if he gets into perhaps the Mets make plans to retire his number next summer.

In the mean time enjoy watching Piazza come back to Citi Field and get into the Mets Hall Of Fame.

  1. Michael Young says:

    Steve – Mike Piazza is one of my all time favorite Mets like Tom Terrific, Keith, and David Wright. The Mets HOF is and should be for Iron Mike just a prelude for Cooperstown, Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      I was really Surprised that Mike piazza didn’t get into the Hall of Fame last year Mike. I’d be even more surprised if he doesn’t get in this year. He’s the greatest hitting catcher of all time and he deserves to be in the hall and have his number retired. Thanks for the comment Mike!

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