NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mike Piazza has not been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his third year of eligibility.
The slugger received 69.9 percent of the vote (384 of 549 votes) from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, short of the 75 percent needed for election.
Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and John Smoltz were elected to Cooperstown in their first year on the ballot. Craig Biggio was elected in his third year.
In his first year on the ballot on 2013, the Mets legend received 57.8 percent of the vote. He got 62.2 percent in 2013.
Widely regarded as the greatest-hitting catcher of all time, Piazza hit .308 in 16 seasons. He belted 427 home runs, drove in 1,335 runs and posted a .377 on-base percentage. The 10-time Silver Slugger Award winner hit over .300 nine times, smacked over 30 home runs nine times and had 100 RBIs in six different campaigns.