Mike Piazza Elected to Hall of Fame

Well, it took longer than it should have, but former Mets great Mike Piazza was finally elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday on his fourth attempt. Oh, Ken Griffey, Jr. also got in.

But Mets fans obviously are most excited about Piazza. He was the greatest hitter in franchise history in his seven and a half years in Flushing. Overall he hit 427 home runs and batted .308 for his career — lofty numbers for any player, but especially a catcher.

Griffey predictably fell short of being unanimous, getting all but three votes. With more than 99% of the vote, he passes Tom Seaver for the highest percentage ever.

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