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Mike Piazza Falls Short of Hall of Fame Again Despite Largest Class in 60 Years
January 6th, 2015 at 2:49 PM
There's been a logjam on the Hall of Fame Ballot for years since voters refused to elect anyone in 2013 following the introduction of steroid era players to the ballot. This log jam started to clear last year, when baseball writers elected three players for the first time in decades....

Mike Piazza Finds Out Hall of Fame Fate Tomorrow
January 5th, 2015 at 12:40 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Baseball Hall of Fame will announce its' 2015 Hall of Fame class tomorrow. The class could be a star studded one, as three first time pitchers (Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz) are poised to enter the Hall thanks to a strong base of support. Holdover second...

Early Returns Look Good for Mike Piazza’s Hall of Fame Chances
December 22nd, 2014 at 10:26 AM
The results of voting for the 2015 Hall of Fame Class will be revealed on January 6th, and one of the most interesting cases to watch involves former New York Mets' catcher Mike Piazza. Piazza has failed to gain enough votes to reach the Hall of Fame in his first...

Mike Piazza Optimistic About Hall of Fame Chances
December 13th, 2014 at 1:28 PM
Former New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza has faced a long road to induction into Cooperstown. Despite being considered by some as the greatest offensive catcher of all time, Piazza has failed to gain entry to the Hall of Fame in his first two years of eligibility. After being included...

Mike Piazza: Don’t Blame Citi Field for New York Mets’ Offensive Struggles
June 7th, 2014 at 3:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** One of the most popular excuses for the New York Mets' lack of offense at home is the ballpark, Citi Field. The cavernous dimensions of Citi Field have significantly diminished offense since it opened in 2009. The Mets, in particular, have struggled in their massive new home, finishing with a...

Mike Piazza Visits New York Mets’ Camp as Special Instructor
March 3rd, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Travis d'Arnaud has a lot of pressure on him this spring. The young catcher, who was the center piece of the R.A. Dickey trade, was expected to become the next great Mets' backstop from the moment he arrived last spring. When d'Arnaud's brief cameo didn't go as expected, many Mets...

Mike Piazza Misses Out on Hall of Fame for Second Consecutive Year
January 8th, 2014 at 2:49 PM
***PHOTO1*** The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced their newest members today. For the second year in a row, former New York Mets' catcher Mike Piazza will not be invited to the party. Piazza was not elected to the Hall of Fame again, receiving 62.2% of the vote. The Hall of...

Does Mike Piazza Have a Shot at the Hall of Fame This Season?
January 4th, 2014 at 5:34 PM
A year after there were no living Hall of Fame inductees for the first time since 1965, baseball's most hallowed halls are preparing to see if there will be new members admitted this season. While the addition of Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux to the ballot pretty much ensures living...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Mike Piazza (1998-2002, 2004-2005)
October 3rd, 2013 at 9:50 AM
***PHOTO1*** One of the most decorated players in the history of the New York Mets is catcher Mike Piazza. Piazza, who was just inducted into the franchise's Hall of Fame this past Sunday, could end up in the National Baseball Hall of Fame as soon as next July. Piazza was one...

Mike Piazza Gets His Due, is Inducted into Mets Hall of Fame
September 30th, 2013 at 10:33 PM
On a chilly Sunday afternoon, the New York Mets took time to honor the most prolific hitting catcher of all-time, Mike Piazza, by inducting the former slugger into the Mets Hall of Fame. The twenty-seventh member of the club, Piazza was flanked by former teammates John Franco and Edgardo Alfonzo,...

Mets 101 All-Star Memories: Darryl Strawberry (1984-90)
July 23rd, 2013 at 12:52 AM
A cornerstone of the New York Mets franchise during the 1980's, Darryl Strawberry appeared in an incredible eight consecutive All-Star games from 1984 through his final season with the Amazins in 1990 and one as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1991. Straw was a starter for the...

Mike Piazza Hits a Home Run in 2013 Taco Bell All Star Legends and Celebrities Softball Game
July 16th, 2013 at 10:48 AM
***PHOTO1*** One of the more underrated events of All Star Weekend is the Taco Bell All Star Legends and Celebrities Softball Game. The game, an exhibition softball contest between teams of baseball legends and Hollywood celebrities representing the American and National Leagues, is always one of the lighter hearted events and...

New York Mets Will Induct Mike Piazza into Mets Hall of Fame
July 14th, 2013 at 2:41 PM
Ever since his retirement, former New York Mets' catcher Mike Piazza has stayed out of the limelight. Aside from a few appearances at Shea Stadium and Citi Field and a book tour following the release of his autobiography, Long Shot, Piazza hasn't been a very public figure. Piazza, who was...

Mets 101 News and Notes: Jon Niese Due for MRI on Monday
July 4th, 2013 at 12:41 PM
The Fourth of July is here, and for many Americans the day is all about barbecues and baseball. The New York Mets will be celebrating the holiday by hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks at 1:10 pm, but one member of the Mets is awaiting an MRI that could determine the future...

Mets 101 Valentine’s Day Special:Most Lovable New York Mets
February 14th, 2013 at 8:46 AM
If you're anything like myself (which for you and your loved ones I hope not) you've dated and had a few relationships in your time.  In reflecting in most relationships past, you hope that all of them were good ones (in my case I'm still crossing my fingers), that you...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Mike Piazza’s Timline #1-Piazza Says Goodbye
January 21st, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Just in time for the New Year, Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of topics related to the New York Mets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdowns with the number seven and...

Seven in Seven-Mike Piazza Timeline #2-Piazza Passes Fisk for Most Homers as a Catcher
January 20th, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Just in time for the New Year, Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of topics related to the New York Mets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdowns with the...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Mike Piazza Timeline #3-Lifting New York’s Spirits Following 9/11
January 19th, 2013 at 2:53 PM
Just in time for the New Year, Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of topics related to the New York Mets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdowns with...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Mike Piazza’s Timeline #4-Piazza and Clemens Feud
January 16th, 2013 at 1:30 AM
Just in time for the New Year, Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of topics related to the New York Mets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdowns with the number seven and...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Mike Piazza Timeline #5-Piazza Caps a Comeback Against the Atlanta Braves
January 15th, 2013 at 9:19 AM
Just in time for the New Year, Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of topics related to the New York Mets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdowns with the number seven and...