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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...

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...

Hall of Famers Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. were Almost New York Mets’ Teammates
January 10th, 2016 at 5:32 AM
Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. became teammates on the Hall of Fame squad on Wednesday, gaining election to Cooperstown. The pair were two of the game's superstars of the mid to late 1990's, and it is fitting that they will enter the Hall together. While Piazza spent most of...

New York Mets Planning on Retiring Mike Piazza’s Number
January 8th, 2016 at 4:07 PM
Unlike their crosstown rivals in the Bronx, the New York Mets don't retire a lot of numbers. While the New York Yankees have retired 18 numbers in their illustrious history, the Mets have retired only three numbers in their 54 year history. Only one of those numbers, 41, belongs to...