Mike Piazza’s memorable Mets moments
In honor of today’s Mike Piazza Mets Hall of Fame induction, the Mets compiled a list of some of his greatest moments with the team:
May 22, 1998: Acquired from the Marlins for Preston Wilson, Ed Yarnall and Geoff Goetz.
May 23, 1998: Goes 1-for-4 with an RBI double in his Mets debut, at Shea Stadium against the Brewers.
June 1, 1998: Homers for the first time as a Met, against Pittsburgh’s Jason Schmidt.
Sept. 14, 1998: Hits the longest estimated homer in Astrodome history, against Houston’s Jose Lima.
April 28, 1999: Takes Trevor Hoffman deep for his first walk-off homer as a Met.
Oct. 2, 1999: Hits his 40th homer of the season, against Pittsburgh’s Mike Williams.
Oct. 19, 1999: Belts two-run homer in Game 6 of the NLCS against John Smoltz to even the score at 6.
June 14-July 2, 2000: Sets a franchise record with RBIs in 15 straight games, the second-longest streak in MLB history.
June 30, 2000: Hits a three-run homer to cap a 10-run inning in a comeback win against Atlanta.
Sept. 21, 2001: Homers against Steve Karsay in the first game back in New York after 9/11 to uplift the city’s spirits.
May 17, 2002: Belts a grand slam against San Diego’s Jason Boyd to reach 1,000 career RBIs.
May 5, 2004: Hits career homer No. 352 as a catcher, passing Carlton Fisk for the all-time lead at that position.
June 18, 2004: Is joined by the four living Hall of Fame catchers — Yogi Berra, Carlton Fisk, Gary Carter and Johnny Bench — for Mike Piazza Night at Shea Stadium.
Sept. 29, 2005: Hits his final homer as a Met, his 220th with the ballclub, in an 11-0 win against Colorado.
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