Mike Piazza will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame before this weekend’s season finale, and 860 blue-shirted die-hards will be there to revel in the proceedings.
Harvey did something that the two previous Mets All-Star Game starting pitchers, Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden, were not able to do; win their first outing after starting a mid-summer classic.
The veteran admitted that, even though he still has years in front of him, he’s thought about going into the Hall as a Met. “It could be, I don’t know how that works,” Beltran said. “I don’t know how you choose that. But yeah, it could happen.”
The trip started at Bryant Park on 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, on about 80,000 square feet of red carpet, and continued past Grand Central Terminal.
Piazza will become the 27th member of the Mets Hall of Fame during a pre-game ceremony on Fan Appreciation Day.
Carlos Beltran, Mike Piazza, Dwight Gooden, Gary Carter, Tom Seaver and more of the Mets’ most enduring All-Stars of all time.
Mike Piazza knows that some people think it’s funny for a baseball player to take up ballet, but the former catcher hopes to turn whoever is jeering him now into dance fans when he takes the stage with Miami City Ballet next month.
Maybe it’s too soon this second, but by tomorrow we will clamor for sports, for the soothing transaction of a three-pointer, the staccato squeak of sneakers, the crisp crack of a bat meeting a ball.
Wright isn’t just “Captain America” or Mr. Met or the fourth captain in franchise history. He has a chance to go down as the greatest player in franchise history.
Lasorda, all sorts of fired up, was an in-studio guest on the “Boomer & Carton” show Thursday morning — and he was fantastic.
Piazza was honored on the final day that Shea Stadium stood in 2008, but since then he hasn’t had much of an association with the franchise. His relationship has, in fact, “cooled some over time,” according to a report.
Roger Clemens claims that his own Yankee teammates wanted to fight him just as much as Piazza did.
“My denials in the book have been documented all the way back, I believe, to 1997,” Piazza said. “I just don’t understand what part of ‘no’ people don’t understand.”
Piazza was perhaps the greatest-hitting catcher that baseball has ever seen. We’d like to assume that he was clean. But we can’t.
“Don’t write the freaking book of you’re not gonna come out and you’re not gonna talk about it,” WFAN co-host Boomer Esiason said Tuesday.