POWER-HITTING PIAZZA METS HALL OF FAME PLAQUE
Mike Piazza’s rise to greatness was unexpected, considering he’d been passed over in the 1988 draft until the 62nd round. He came to the Mets in a 1998 trade and represented the franchise in the All-Star Game in six of the next seven years. He homered often for the Mets, but his home run in the first MLB game in New York City after the September 11 attacks was his most monumental round-tripper, lifting the spirits of a city and country in mourning.
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