Tag: Mike Piazza

Mets To Retire Mike Piazza’s No. 31 This Summer At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 25, 2016 0 Comments
Mets To Retire Mike Piazza’s No. 31 This Summer At Citi Field

The New York Mets today announced they will retire Mike Piazza’s #31 uniform number Saturday night, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. before the Mets host the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. Tickets are on sale now at Mets.com/Piazza or by calling (718) 507-TIXX. The Mets will commemorate the Hall of Fame career of the legendary […]

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Proving Piazza Didn’t Use Steroids

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Proving Piazza Didn’t Use Steroids

There have been some irresponsible opinions that Mike Piazza‘s election to the Hall of Fame means it will pave the way for  known steroid users to be elected to the Hall of Fame. This premise contains one potential logic fallacy. It presupposes Piazza used steroids. Did he? Let’s start with the case against him. There are no reports, investigations, or […]

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Mike Piazza To Have Number Retired At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Mike Piazza To Have Number Retired At Citi Field

A quick update to yesterday’s big news… According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets plan to retire Mike Piazza’s number this season in a ceremony at Citi Field. Rubin says no official date has been set as of yet, but that the Mets are talking to Piazza’s people to confirm a date […]

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Mike Piazza Will Be Inducted To Hall of Fame As A Met

An article by posted on January 7, 2016 0 Comments
Mike Piazza Will Be Inducted To Hall of Fame As A Met

Great news! It looks like the Hall of Fame has let the cat out of the bag a bit too early, and that Mike Piazza will be wearing a New York Mets cap on his HOF Plaque in Cooperstown. The National Baseball Hall of Fame website has just updated their page and listed Mike Piazza […]

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Mike Piazza Humbled and Honored By Hall Of Fame Selection

An article by posted on January 6, 2016 0 Comments
Mike Piazza Humbled and Honored By Hall Of Fame Selection

So you just got home from a long day at the office and you missed all the excitement as Mike Piazza finally got elected to the Hall of Fame earlier this evening?  Well have no fear, we’ve got you covered. The Baseball Writers Association of America punched Piazza’s ticket to Cooperstown after he received 83.0 […]

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HOF Tracker: Support For Mike Piazza Slips To 87.2 Percent

An article by posted on January 3, 2016 0 Comments
HOF Tracker: Support For Mike Piazza Slips To 87.2 Percent

I’m not feeling as confident about Mike Piazza getting into Cooperstown this year as I was five days ago. I still believe he’ll squeak in but this latest round of public balloting hasn’t been too kind to Mikey J. 40 more ballots have become public and when you have BBWAA voters like Jon Morosi and […]

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Griffey, Piazza, Bagwell Headline My Official Hall of Fame Ballot

An article by posted on January 1, 2016 0 Comments
Griffey, Piazza, Bagwell Headline My Official Hall of Fame Ballot

I had intended to publicize my Official Hall of Fame ballot before Christmas, but some health issues prevented me from proceeding as planned. So here it is, without further adieu, the nine players I submitted for the Class of 2016. 1. Ken Griffey Jr. – One of the greatest players of all time and a […]

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Amazin’ Moments: Todd Zeile Goes Out With A Bang

An article by posted on September 24, 2015 6 Comments
Amazin’ Moments: Todd Zeile Goes Out With A Bang

Following the defection of John Olerud to the Seattle Mariners as a free agent following the 1999 season, the Mets found themselves casting about for a first baseman. To the surprise of many, Steve Phillips announced the signing of Todd Zeile to fill the position. Zeile had come to the majors as a catcher with the Cardinals […]

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This Date in Mets History: Mike Piazza Becomes a Met

An article by posted on May 22, 2015 0 Comments
This Date in Mets History: Mike Piazza Becomes a Met

17 years ago today, Mike Piazza became a New York Met after the Florida Marlins swapped him for Preston Wilson, Geoff Goetz, and Ed Yarnell. Little did both General Managers know, this trade would create a New York icon. I am a Mets fan of the millennium, so it was only natural that Mike Piazza […]

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Yankees To Retire Pettitte, Bernie, Posada Numbers, Mets Still Nothing On Piazza

An article by posted on February 17, 2015 0 Comments
Yankees To Retire Pettitte, Bernie, Posada Numbers, Mets Still Nothing On Piazza

With the news that the New York Yankees plan to retire the numbers of Andy Pettitte, Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada later this season, Kevin Kernan of the NY Post says the Mets should retire the number of Mike Piazza to steal their thunder. “The Yankees have legacy players and they are not afraid to […]

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