Mike Piazza to Be Honored in Albany on Wed.
Former New York Met and almost Hall of Famer Mike Piazza will be honored in Albany on Wednesday by the state legislature. He will be at the State Capitol.
Senator Jose Peralta had this to say courtesy of the New York Daily News:
"I want to congratulate Mets great Mike Piazza, one of the best hitting catchers in baseball history, on his election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame," Peralta said. "It was terrific to hear that Piazza chose to be inducted as a New York Met, colors he defended with passion from 1998 until 2005.
"A baseball fanatic and a twelve time All-Star, Mike Piazza inspires countless baseball fans, both on and off the field. It is truly an honor to present him with a New York Senate resolution for being inducted into the Hall of Fame on this momentous occasion on behalf of my colleagues, my constituents and Citifield, which happens to be within my district," he added.
Piazza was nominated to the Hall of Fame this year with Ken Griffey Jr. The pair will be inducted in July. A veteran of 16 years, Piazza averaged 36 home runs and 113 RBIs a season. He also led the Mets to the World Series in 2000 and hit perhaps the most famous regular season home run in recent Mets memory: In the first home game back after Sept. 11.