Mike Piazza is one of the greatest offensive catchers in Major League Baseball history finishing his 16-year career with a .308 batting average, 427 home runs and 1,335 RBI. The 12-time All-Star hit 396 home runs as a catcher, the most all-time. Piazza landed in Queens in May 1998 and helped propel the Mets to the National League Championship in 2000. His home run on September 21, 2001 in New York City's first sporting event since the 9-11 attacks began to help the city heal. Piazza was the 27th member inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame on September 29, 2013 and will now take his place amongst the greatest to ever the play the game.
"We are really thrilled that Mike Piazza has taken his rightful place among the other greats in Cooperstown. Mike's offensive prowess, ability to deliver in the clutch, and tireless work ethic helped him become one of the great catchers of all-time. On behalf of Mets Ownership, front office staff and our fans, we congratulate Mike, his wife Alicia, his parents, Vince and Veronica, and the entire Piazza family." - Mets COO Jeff Wilpon
Congratulations Mike Piazza, National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2016!