His 59.4 Wins Above Replacement rank sixth at the position, behind Johnny Bench, Gary Carter, Ivan Rodriguez, Carlton Fisk and Yogi Berra; all but Rodriguez, who is eligible for the first time next year, are in Cooperstown.Filtering for peak seasons only strengthens Piazza's case.GG - Gold Glove SS - Silver Slugger MVP - Most Valuable Player CYA - Cy Young Award ROY - Rookie of the Year" Double Plays Grounded Into Only includes standard 6-4-3, 4-3, etc. All official seasonal totals do not include GITP's." Position’*’ indicates position played in 2/3rds of team games,’/’ less than 10 games played." data-stat="pos_season" class=" sort_default_asc left" data-tip="Position’*’ indicates position played in 2/3rds of team games,’/’ less than 10 games played." GG - Gold Glove SS - Silver Slugger MVP - Most Valuable Player CYA - Cy Young Award ROY - Rookie of the Year" data-stat="award_summary" class=" sort_default_asc show_partial_when_sorting center" data-tip="Summary of how player did in awards voting that year.
"What an amazing life that I've had in baseball," Piazza said. It's truly a blessing and I'm very, very grateful." In many ways, Piazza's eventual induction has long seemed a foregone conclusion.
He finished his career with a .308 batting average, 427 home runs and 1,335 RBIs, starting 85 percent of his games behind the plate.
The previous day, the teams exchanged bean balls as Dwight Gooden hit Alfredo Griffin in the right hand, fracturing it, and Dodgers pitcher Brian Holton hit Howard Johnson in the right leg.
Birthdays No player born on May 22 has ever appeared in a game with the Mets.
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Piazza slugged .545 for his career, the 28th-highest mark in history, and reached base 38 percent of the time.
Among catchers, Piazza stands at or near the top of nearly every major career offensive leaderboard.
NEW YORK -- The most accomplished offensive catcher in Major League history has long been content to wait, quietly referencing other baseball giants who took the winding road to Cooperstown. The Baseball Writers' Association of America voted Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr.
into the Hall of Fame, where they will be inducted in July.
Former Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza is out with his memoir and in it he reiterates what he said publicly in 2002 -- he is not gay.