Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 1/9/13
A true Mets hero begins what we all hope will be a short journey this afternoon. You may have read somewhere that this is Mike Piazza’s first time on the Hall of Fame ballot and it remains to be seen if his on-field accomplishments will be enough to usher him through the doors on his first go ‘round. They should be enough, of course, but there is enough of a taint to those accompanying him on the ballot that some Baseball Writers Association of America members might see fit to bar him this year. The latest Baseball Think Factory Hall predictor thingy shows Piazza at 59.5 %, well short of the 75% needed for enshrinement. What a shame. Mike Piazza is widely acknowledged as THE best hitting catcher of all time. He holds the record for most home runs as a catcher – without utilizing the longevity so skillfully employed by the man he passed on that list, Carlton Fisk. A quick look at Baseball-Reference.com — at the players comparable to Piazza – reveals seven Hall-Of-Famers ou...
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