Mets to retire Mike Piazza’s No. 31 in July ceremony


Mike Piazza will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 24 in Cooperstown, New York and one week later the Mets will retire his No. 31 at Citi Field, the team announced today.

Piazza’s jersey will be retired on July 30 and there’s also a Piazza bobblehead giveaway scheduled for July 31. He’ll be the fourth Mets player/manager to have his jersey retired, joining Tom Seaver, Gil Hodges, and Casey Stengel.

Piazza will also be wearing a Mets hat on his Hall of Fame plaque after making it very clear that he preferred to be remembered more for his time in New York rather than his time in Los Angeles. Piazza, who played for the Mets from 1998-2005, was voted into Cooperstown last month in his fourth try on the ballot.