Mike Piazza’s enshrinement ceremony into the Baseball Hall of Fame is set for Sunday, July 24 in Cooperstown, N.Y. , but when will the Mets retire the best hitting catcher in the history of baseball?
Speaking with Amazin’ Clubhouse at last Thursday’s Hall of Fame Press conference, Piazza admitted that he had a “great conversation with Fred [Wilpon], and we’ll discuss more details when the time was appropriate.”
Clearly plans are in the works for his No. 31 to hang high and proud in the confines at Citi Field, but an official date has not been set as of yet.
One date to consider is September 20, 2016, which would mark 15 years to the day that Piazza hit an eighth inning home run off Braves reliever Steve Karsay to give the Mets a dramatic win in one of the first sporting events since the tragic events of 9/11.
For the time being Piazza deserves to bask in glory and relish this shining moment as he joins the pantheon of baseball’s all-time greats.