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Mike Piazza will receive yet another honor. On top of being inducted into the Hall of Fame, the New York Mets will retire his number 31 jersey on Saturday, July 30, at Citi Field. The New York Mets will hold a pregame ceremony at 6:30 p.m. before the ...
Empire Writes Back · 1/25/2016
The Hall of Famer was a player Giants fans loved to hate, which means we have a special bond. Mike Piazza is in the Hall of Fame before Barry Bonds. I'm not sure when that sentence turned from absurd to realistic. Was it the second BALCO broke? Was …
McCovey Chronicles · ByGrant Brisbee · 1/7/2016
NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) --Mike Piazza will join Tom Seaver as the only players to have their New York Mets jersey's retired when he has his No. 31 celebrated Saturday, July 30 at Citi Field. Piazza, 47, played eight seasons for the Mets. He smacked 427 ...
United Press International · 1/26/2016
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The mystery — if there ever really was one — is over: Mike Piazza will enter baseball’s Hall of Fame donning a Mets cap. Piazza, who was elected to the Hall on Wednesday with 83 percent of the vote, revealed Thursday ...
CBS New York · 1/7/2016
Mike Piazza has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In his fourth year of eligibility, Piazza received 83 percent of the votes. Despite being one of the best catchers of his era, and possibly the best offensive catcher of all-time, it took Piazza ...
YAHOO Sports · 1/7/2016
The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York will announce its new members Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Some of the greatest players in baseball history are on the ballot. There's Roger Clemens, arguably the game's greatest pitcher, and Barry …
Capital New York · ByHoward Megdal · 1/9/2013
Any resemblance between the Mets catcher Mike Piazza and the catcher in the song cycle “Stepping Into the Batter’s Box, He Hears His Father’s Voice” is, Robert Paterson said, purely intentional. Mr. Paterson should know. He wrote the music for …
The New York Times · ByJames Barron · 2/29/2012
Mike Piazza was an unknown junior college first baseman who wasn’t selected until the 62 nd round of the next year’s draft – a round that no longer exists because it so seldom produced big leaguers. On Wednesday, each was elected to the Baseball …
Washington Post · 1/6/2016
Next place to catch Mike Piazza: Cooperstown. Baseball's greatest hitting catcher was elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday, powering his way past steroids suspicions in his fourth year on the ballot. Piazza was picked by 365 out of 440 voters (83 ...
NBC 4 New York · 1/7/2016
Piazza, who was the 1,390th player chosen in the 62nd round of the 1992 draft (there are now only 40 rounds), holds the career record for home runs hit by a catcher (427), had 1,335 RBIs, batted .308 for his entire career, and also was the subject of a ...
Gothamist · ByBen Yakas · 1/7/2016

Mike Piazza

Baseball Player
Michael Joseph Piazza is an American former professional baseball catcher who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1992–200…
Michael Joseph Piazza is an American former professional baseball catcher who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1992–2007. He played most notably for the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers, while also having brief stints with the Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres, and Oakland Athletics. A 12-time All-Star and 10-time Silver Slugger Award winner at catcher, Piazza produced strong offensive numbers at his position; in his career, he recorded 427 home runs—a record 396 of which were hit as catcher—along with a.308 batting average and 1,335 runs batted in.