Category: ‘Retired Mets’

Mike Piazza Looking for Hall of Fame Enshrinement in 2016
November 10th, 2015 at 3:59 PM
The Hall of Fame ballot was announced for the class of 2016. One man hoping for induction to baseball's most hallowed halls this season is former New York Mets' catcher Mike Piazza. Piazza is widely regarded as one of the greatest offensive catchers of all time, but he hasn't gained...

Rusty Staub Will Attend Game 3 of Division Series
October 11th, 2015 at 11:48 AM
There is positive news to report about former New York Mets' player Rusty Staub. Staub, who suffered a heart attack on a flight from Ireland at the end of September, has healed enough to return to the United States. The Mets announced that Staub is not only feeling much better,...

Former Met Rusty Staub Suffers Heart Attack on Flight
October 3rd, 2015 at 1:11 PM
Former New York Mets' icon Rusty Staub suffered a heart attack on a flight from Ireland to New York on Thursday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Staub, 71, played 23 seasons in the major leagues, including two separate stints as a Met. The flight was diverted back to Shannon...

New York Baseball Icon Yogi Berra Passes Away at 90
September 23rd, 2015 at 3:20 PM
The baseball world suffered a tremendous loss this morning. Lawrence Peter Berra, better known as Yogi, passed away in his New Jersey home at age 90 due to natural causes. Berra's family released a statement via the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center and said the following: "While we mourn the...

John Franco to Serve as Guest Instructor During Spring Training
January 11th, 2015 at 4:13 PM
Last year, former New York Mets' Mike Piazza visited spring training as a guest instructor. Piazza's presence greatly helped young catcher Travis d'Arnaud, who took a big step forward in 2014. While Piazza hasn't confirmed if he will come back as an instructor this spring, one of his former teammates...