Piazza Elected to Hall of Fame

Major League Baseball in its entirety will now formally recognize what Mets fans have for so long: the greatest hitting catcher to ever play the game. Mike Piazza was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this past week, and will be inducted this summer in no other colors but blue and orange.

Piazza, the 12-time All Star, was put on the ballot this year for the fourth time—being elected with 83% of the vote with fellow star Ken Griffey Jr. A career .308 hitter, Piazza’s election didn’t come as a surprise to many. The offensively-gifted catcher hit 427 homers and drove in 1,335 runs across 6,911 at bats in parts of 16 MLB seasons—his biggest moment, of course, being his home run in post-9/11 New York City: a shot heard around the world.

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