The BBWAA has voted on Hall of Fame candidates since 1936, and elections have become more controversial in recent years as stars tainted by accusations of steroids use have fallen well short of the 75 percent needed for entry to Cooperstown.
“I’d rather face (Jeff) Bagwell and (Craig) Biggio than Piazza,” Mazzone told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Thursday afternoon.
It was announced on Wednesday that Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas will be inducted with the rest of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame class. Not on the list? Mike Piazza.
The BBWAA made amends for last year’s controversial shutout on Wednesday, electing a trio of players to the Hall of Fame. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas gained election, with Craig Biggio falling just short.
Piazza was named on 62.2 percent of the ballots (355 of 571), well shy of the 75 percent needed for induction. The Mets great received 57.8 percent in his first year of eligibility in 2013.
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas and Craig Biggio are projected to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, according to the report.
Remember the stink made in January when Aaron Sele received a vote for the Hall of Fame? That was nothing compared to this.
Stiller was set to play a man who grew up on the same day as Piazza and was classmates with him. Stiller grew to hate Piazza for many reasons and became determined to exact his revenge.
The Mets defeated the Brewers on Sunday to finish the 2013 season with a 74-88 record.
The Mets honored former slugger Mike Piazza on Sunday during a 30-minute ceremony at Citi Field before their season finale against Milwaukee.
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.