Mike Piazza Not Elected to Hall of Fame

It was the news every Mets fan dreaded — Mike Piazza was not elected to the Hall of Fame. Certainly this is unfair, but there is good news in the voting for Piazza.

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Mike Piazza not elected to Hall of Fame.

Piazza received 57% of the vote compared to 37% for Roger Clemens and 36% for Barry Bonds. This means while some voters are lumping in Piazza with the steroid guys, the majority of them did not. I think many writers wanted to make a statement and punish Piazza for his alleged PED use by not allowing him the honor of being a first-ballot Hall of Famer. But since there is no real evidence that he used steroids, they cannot justify keeping him out forever. I think Piazza will get in next year.

It really is a shame for Mike Piazza and Mets fans. Piazza will likely go into the Hall as Met. Tom Seaveris the only player wearing a Mets hat on his Hall of Fame plaque. Fans can’t wait for another player to wear one. Now we’ll have to wait at least one more year.


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  1. Tony Ferrara
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    This is absolute garbage. These sanctimonious writers who never picked up a ball in their lives, judge Mike because he “may have been linked to someone, who might have known someone, who got a questionable vitamin, from a pharmacist 3rd cousin twice removed.” He is arguably, the greatest hitting catcher of all-time, & Met or not, numbers don’t lie, especially from a catcher’s standpoint.

    6911 AB’s/ 427 HR/1335 RBI’s/.308 BA…From 93′ to 02′ He averaged 35HR/106 Rib-eyes..For a Catcher? This is the problem. HOF voters should be ex-Players, Execs, Coaches & Managers..yes, some may play favorites, but it would be better than the present system.

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