Piazza Will Wear Mets Hat on HOF Plaque
One day after being elected for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, former Mets catcher Mike Piazza announced that he will don a Mets cap on his plaque in Cooperstown.
Piazza actually cannot officially choose his cap, the Hall of Fame chooses but does take his input on the decision.
"I feel like the fans here (in New York) truly brought me into their family," he said via ESPN.com. "Every time I've come back, I've been so incredibly honored from the response."
Piazza's decision could have been viewed as a tough one. He spent parts of seven seasons with the Dodgers before spending parts of eight with the Mets.
He hit 177 home runs in Los Angeles and hit 220 in Queens. He helped lead the Mets to the 2000 World Series, a series the Mets lost to the crosstown Yankees.
The induction ceremony is July 24th in Cooperstown. Ken Griffey Jr. will go in as a Seattle Mariner.