Piazza Should Get Hall of Fame Call Today
It looks like today that the call could be coming for former Mets catcher Mike Piazza.
That call? From Cooperstown. Piazza could be voted into the Hall of Fame today.
Piazza narrowly missed the Hall last year, getting 69.8 percent of the necessary 75 percent of the vote. According to the Post, Piazza was in on 86 percent of the ballots that have been reported publicly.
Buster Olney reported today on 'Mike and Mike' that Piazza would get in. The official results come at 6 p.m. EST.
Piazza hit 427 home runs in his career, the most of any catcher of all time. He played parts of 16 seasons with the Dodgers, Marlins, Mets, Padres and A's. He was a 12-time all-star and won Rookie of the Year in 1993.
But Piazza wasn't just a power hitter. He also hit for average, posting a career .308 batting average. He also had a .377 on-base percentage to go along with .545 slugging percentage.