Tag Archives: Mike Piazza

Mike Piazza, Hall of Famer

  I wrote the other day about my lasting Ken Griffey Jr. memory, involving his iconic Upper Deck No. 1 rookie card. My Mike Piazza memories are much deeper and more centered around his performance in games, both those I attended and others I watched on TV. I graduated college on May 17, 1998 —

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Mets — and baseball — history on iTunes

Happened to be browsing through the games available for purchase at Baseball’s Best on iTunes and noticed these Mets-related gems: Game 5 of the 1969 World Series Game 3 of the 1986 NLCS Game 6 of the 1986 NLCS Game 6 of the 1986 World Series Game 7 of the 1986 World Series Game 5

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The Mets jersey in Yankee Stadium

The Babe has a presence I finally made it out to Yankee Stadium ’09 yesterday. It was a gorgeous, mid-70s afternoon and I didn’t even need a seat in the shade to feel comfortable, but I had one, and I was. After emerging from the D train, I walked around Babe Ruth Plaza to pick

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Which cap for Piazza?

Rob Neyer on ESPN.com and Pat Andriola on The Hardball Times speculate that Mike Piazza will one day sport a Mets cap when he’s inevitably inducted into the Hall of Fame. Their reasoning is based mostly on statistics and legacy, with no comments from Piazza. I, too, think his bronzed likeness will someday sport the

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Randy Johnson retires

After 22 seasons, Randy Johnson has announced his retirement. After originally planning a conference call for tomorrow, the Big Unit moved it up to tonight so as not to step on tomorrow’s announcement of the new Hall of Fame class. My lasting memory of seeing the Big Unit in person was on May 21, 2000,

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