Hall of Fame Poll: Mike Piazza

Mike Piazza - Mike Coppola

Would you vote Mike Piazza into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

It is Mike Piazza 's second time on the Hall of Fame ballot, he had 57.8%of the vote last year. Someone said he had back acme and that's enough for a conviction with the Writers fine sense of justice

Piazza was probably the best offensive catcher of all-time. He holds the all-time record for home runs as a catcher.

Over 16 seasons, Piazza hit .308/.377/.545 with 427 home runs, 2127 RBI in 1912 games.

He was Rookie of the Year in 1993, played on 12 All-Star teams, won 10 Silver Slugger awards, got MVP votes 9 times, never winning but coming in 2nd twice, 3rd once and 4th once.

Mike has an offensive WAR of 63.2, good for 66th all-time. He also caught 2 no-hitters.

A pretty amazing career for a guy that was drafted in the 62nd round, only because Tommy Lasorda was his Godfather.

He also had a couple of run ins with Roger Clemens. He was hit in the head by a Clemens pitch, which put him out of the lineup with a concussion. Then, in the World Series, Clemens threw a piece of a broken bat in his directions. Clemens said he was throwing it to the bat boy, but I don't know why he would throw a broken bat that hard at a bat boy. Anyone that gets on Clemens' bad side is aces with me.

Year Age Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ Pos Awards
1992 23 LAD 21 69 5 16 3 0 1 7 4 12 .232 .284 .319 .603 72 2
1993 24 LAD 149 547 81 174 24 2 35 112 46 86 .318 .370 .561 .932 153 *2/3 AS,MVP-9,RoY-1,SS
1994 25 LAD 107 405 64 129 18 0 24 92 33 65 .319 .370 .541 .910 140 *2 AS,MVP-6,SS
1995 26 LAD 112 434 82 150 17 0 32 93 39 80 .346 .400 .606 1.006 172 *2 AS,MVP-4,SS
1996 27 LAD 148 547 87 184 16 0 36 105 81 93 .336 .422 .563 .985 166 *2 AS,MVP-2,SS
1997 28 LAD 152 556 104 201 32 1 40 124 69 77 .362 .431 .638 1.070 185 *2/D AS,MVP-2,SS
1998 29 TOT 151 561 88 184 38 1 32 111 58 80 .328 .390 .570 .960 152 *2/D AS,MVP-14,SS
1998 29 LAD 37 149 20 42 5 0 9 30 11 27 .282 .329 .497 .826 119 2
1998 29 FLA 5 18 1 5 0 1 0 5 0 0 .278 .263 .389 .652 74 /2
1998 29 NYM 109 394 67 137 33 0 23 76 47 53 .348 .417 .607 1.024 167 2/D
1999 30 NYM 141 534 100 162 25 0 40 124 51 70 .303 .361 .575 .936 135 *2/D AS,MVP-7,SS
2000 31 NYM 136 482 90 156 26 0 38 113 58 69 .324 .398 .614 1.012 155 *2/D AS,MVP-3,SS
2001 32 NYM 141 503 81 151 29 0 36 94 67 87 .300 .384 .573 .957 148 *2/D AS,MVP-13,SS
2002 33 NYM 135 478 69 134 23 2 33 98 57 82 .280 .359 .544 .903 138 *2/D AS,SS
2003 34 NYM 68 234 37 67 13 0 11 34 35 40 .286 .377 .483 .860 126 2/3
2004 35 NYM 129 455 47 121 21 0 20 54 68 78 .266 .362 .444 .806 109 32/D AS
2005 36 NYM 113 398 41 100 23 0 19 62 41 67 .251 .326 .452 .778 104 2/D AS
2006 37 SDP 126 399 39 113 19 1 22 68 34 66 .283 .342 .501 .843 122 2/D
2007 38 OAK 83 309 33 85 17 1 8 44 18 61 .275 .313 .414 .727 95 D
16 Yrs 1912 6911 1048 2127 344 8 427 1335 759 1113 .308 .377 .545 .922 143
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/30/2013.

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