When Mike Piazza entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016 he easily could have entered as a Los Angeles Dodger, a team where he had similar statistics and was also a multi-time All-Star and threat for the National League MVP Award.
He didn’t. He entered Cooperstown as a New York Met.
With New York, Piazza would belt 30 or more Home Runs four times and accumulate three Silver Sluggers. He finished in third in MVP voting in 2000, a season where he had an OPS of 1.012. That year, he would backstop the Mets to the National League Pennant. Overall his numbers as a Met saw him tally 1,028 Hits with 220 Home Runs and a .542 Slugging Percentage.
The year that Piazza entered the Hall, the Mets retired his number 31. He was also selected for the Mets Hall of Fame in 2013.
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