BaseballA ‘Euphoric’ Hall of Fame Weekend for Mike Piazza by Staff Post July 23, 2016 On Sunday afternoon at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, New York, New York Mets’ catcher Mike Piazza will take the stage on final time.Arguably the games best offensive catcher, Piazza will join Ken Griffey Jr. as the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees.Piazza, 47, hit .308 with 427 home runs in his 19-year MLB career.“It is always good to be out here,” Piazza said at a golf outing on Saturday. “Especially with the Hall of Famers and a couple of good friends. It’s a euphoric weekend and I am just trying to keep it all together.”Being selected in the 62nd round, 1,390 overall in the 1988 MLB Draft, Piazza becomes by far the lowest draft pick to ever be inducted into the Hall of Fame.Although only a day away, Piazza has not quite finished his induction speech, but he is almost there.“I went over it again last night,” Piazza said. “I don’t want to get where I read it too much but I like and I’m happy with it. There is a lot of cool stories.“I always say there’s a few paragraphs that if it’s really really hot I can cut out,” Piazza joked.Being in New York, there is sure to be a large number of Mets’ fans in attendance this weekend.“It’s really funny, yesterday I was jogging and I saw these kids in Mets hats so I took a picture with them and posted it,” Piazza said. “The kids came up and said hi and then the dad came running out I guess he thought I was, you know he was a little scared but he was a guy from Long Island and realized it was me.“It’ really special, it’s close to New York so I am really thrilled to share it with them.”Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is definitely something special, but for Piazza being a part of the group really means a lot.“It’s a culmination of obviously a lot of work and a lot of people looking out for you. That will be the theme for me. No one goes into the Hall of Fame alone. You have a lot of people that have helped you along the way. To share it with family and friends as well as coaches it’s really special.” Post Views: 2,131The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsStaff PostLatest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related TopicsBaseball Hall of FameCharlie MuleMike PiazzaMLBNational Baseball Hall of FameNew York Mets Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020 Hard work has led to success for John Jacob in high school football by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on June 21, 2020More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video)On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video)On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Rockland Drops Two of Three To Sussex County Miners Follow us: LIVE From Cooperstown, NY!