Mike Piazza’s jersey displayed at 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The New York Mets jersey Mike Piazza was wearing when he hit a cahartic game-winning home run in the first professional sporting event played in New York following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 is now on display at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. A photograph of Piazza’s historic jersey housed behind glass among other items in a “Baseball after 9/11” exhibit...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza’s five greatest Mets moments

May 22, 1998 is a day to remember in New York Mets history. It’s the day Mike Piazza, nearly a week since being dealt from the Dodgers to the Marlins, was en route to the Big Apple. The hope was that his bat would thrust the Mets into championship contention. And for nearly eight seasons, he delivered: four straight years of at least 30 home runs and hitting better than .300,...
Via The Sports Daily
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza honors 9/11 victims during Hall of Fame speech

Mike Piazza became emotional several times during his Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday. One such time was when the subject of Sept. 11 came up. Piazza got choked up remembering the day itself and remembering those who lost their lives. An emotional Mike Piazza talks about 9/11 pic.twitter.com/sd1ZdHItxu — SportsBlogNewYork (@SportBlogNYC) July 24, 2016 Obviously the...
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July 24, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB Hall of Famer Mike Piazza buys Italian soccer team

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this past January, 12-time All-Star Mike Piazza simply isn’t sitting back ready for all those accolades to be thrown his way in Cooperstown. No, he’s going across the pond for a pretty interesting business venture. The 47-year-old Norristown, Pa., native announced that he has purchased a majority share of A.C. Reggiana 1919, an Italian...
Via Sportsnaut
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza disappointed 9/11 Mets jersey is being auctioned

When the New York Mets took the field for the first time after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, it was a special moment for everyone involved and everyone watching. Mike Piazza, the face of that Mets squad, hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to put them ahead of the Atlanta Braves. The ensuing celebration led to  “U-S-A! U-S-A!” chants and became a moment so much bigger...
Via The Comeback
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza’s post 9/11 Mets jersey up for auction

Former New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza played a special role as baseball returned to New York following the terror attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, and the jersey he wore in the memorable moment can now be yours. Piazza’s game-worn jersey from September 21, 2001 against the Atlanta Braves is being auctioned off by Goldin Auctions. The jersey will be auctioned off...
Via The Comeback
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

The defining moments for Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza

There is no one standard path to the Hall of Fame. The two who were voted in on Wednesday are prime examples of that theory. Ken Griffey Jr. was preordained for stardom. The No. 1 overall draft pick by the Seattle Mariners in 1987 and the son of a renowned big leaguer, it seemed only natural that he would feel the daunting pressure of trying to live up to the hype. It didn’t...
Via The Sports Daily
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza To Have Number Retired At Citi Field

A quick update to yesterday’s big news… According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets plan to retire Mike Piazza’s number this season in a ceremony at Citi Field. Rubin says no official date has been set as of yet, but that the Mets are talking to Piazza’s people to confirm a date and to make concrete plans. That’s going to be a fun and exciting day! Mike Piazza...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

The Baseball Hall of Fame will be adding two new members this summer, as Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were elected to the Hall on Tuesday. Griffey was voted in on his first year of eligibility, while Piazza earned induction on year number four. Griffey received votes on 437 of 440 ballots, earning a record 99.3% of the vote. Over his 22-year career with the Mariners, Reds, and...
Via The Comeback
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Bat shard Roger Clemens threw at Mike Piazza is up for auction

There are so many quirky parts of baseball history, and it's difficult for someone to get their hands on an item that's truly unique. But you now have a chance - the bat shard Roger Clemens threw at Mike Piazza during the 2000 World Series at Yankee Stadium is being auctioned off by Heritage Auctions. It was one of the most memorable moments in the last 15 years of baseball history...
Via The Outside Corner
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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