By Daniel Friedman
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Earlier in the week, Mets legend Mike Piazza got rejected once again for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Still, he is one of quite a few New York athletes who should eventually get in.

Here are four:

4. Kevin Mawae


Kevin Mawae (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Kevin Mawae (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

One of the best centers of his era (if not the best). He was named a Hall semifinalist in November — his first year on the ballot.

3. Tiki Barber


Tiki Barber (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Tiki Barber (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

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He could go either way, but the Giants’ all-time leading rusher should have a strong enough resume to break through.

2. Mike Richter


Mike Richter (Photo by Al Bello/Allsport/Getty Images)

Mike Richter (Photo by Al Bello/Allsport/Getty Images)

One of the best American goaltenders of all-time and a legend here in New York, it’s kinda surprising that Richter hasn’t gotten the call yet.

1. Mike Piazza


Mike Piazza (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mike Piazza (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The best hitting catcher of all time. He has to get in eventually … right?

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