Mets to Induct Catcher Mike Piazza Into Team’s Hall of FameDan Hart
The New York Mets will induct former catcher Mike Piazza into the team’s Hall of Fame on Sept. 29, which is Fan Appreciation Day, the franchise said in a statement.
The Mets are slated to play the Milwaukee Brewers that day at 1:10 p.m. New York time at Citi Field.
Piazza, who was a seven-time All-Star with the team, hit 220 of his Major League-leading 427 career home runs at the position with the Mets, the team said. Piazza ranks first in team history with a .542 slugging percentage and is third in runs batted in with 655, the Mets said.
He set a team single-season record with 124 RBI and 40 homers in 1999, and had 38 home runs and 113 runs batted in the following year as the Mets qualified for the playoffs in back-to-back years, the team said. The most recent former Mets player inducted into the franchise’s Hall of Fame was reliever John Franco last year, and Piazza will join 25 other members including five Mets from the team’s 1986 World Series championship, the team said.