Category: ‘Retired Mets’

Three Mets’ Minority Partners Buy Mike Piazza’s 9/11 Jersey for $365,000
April 14th, 2016 at 6:58 PM
The New York Mets caused a public relations fiasco when reports surfaced last week that the team had sold the famous jersey Mike Piazza wore when he hit a game winning home run on September 21, 2001. That game against the Atlanta Braves marked the first professional sporting event held...

Mike Piazza not Happy New York Mets Sold Post 9/11 Jersey
April 6th, 2016 at 8:37 AM
One of the most iconic moments in New York Mets' history came on September 21, 2001. Just ten days after the most devastating terrorist attacks in the country's history, the Mets beat the Atlanta Braves in the first sporting event in New York City since the attacks. The game was...

Keith Hernandez Gives Wilmer Flores a First Base Lesson for New York Mets
March 22nd, 2016 at 11:57 AM
The New York Mets don't have a clear backup first baseman on their roster right now. There was talk earlier in the winter about exposing catchers Kevin Plawecki and Travis d'Arnaud to work at first, but that has yet to materialize. One guy who has gotten some work at first...

New York Mets Saved 10 Million Dollars When Michael Cuddyer Retired
March 2nd, 2016 at 9:12 AM
The New York Mets saved a lot of money when outfielder Michael Cuddyer decided to retire last December. Cuddyer, who was due to receive 12.5 million dollars in 2016, received a buyout of between two to three million dollars from the team, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports....

New York Mets Set to Retire Mike Piazza’s Number July 30th
January 25th, 2016 at 1:23 PM
After all these years, Tom Seaver will have company on the outfield wall at Citi Field. The New York Mets announced today that they will retire Mike Piazza's number 31 on July 30th during a pre-game ceremony at Citi Field. Piazza, who was elected to the Hall of Fame on...