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Mike Piazza
Inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame, 2013
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 2 of 984 players
Piazza
Michael Joseph Piazza
Born: September 4, 1968 at Norristown, Pa.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.03 Weight: 197

Mike Piazza has been the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup 216 times, most recently on October 1, 2014.

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First Mets game: May 23, 1998
Last Mets game: October 2, 2005

Brother of Thomas Piazza





Winner of National League Rookie of the Year award, 1993. (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Named Catcher on the National League Silver Slugger team, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002. (New York Mets)
Winner of National League Player of the Week award, July 11, 1999, April 16, 2000, September 15, 2002. (New York Mets)

Uniform Number:31
Mike Piazza also played for the following teams:
Traded by the Florida Marlins to the New York Mets in exchange for Preston Wilson, Geoff Goetz and Ed Yarnall on May 22, 1998.

Signed with San Diego Padres as a free agent on January 31, 2006.

On disabled list from April 10, 1999 to April 25, 1999 (sprain of medial collateral ligament of right knee); from May 17, 2003 to August 13, 2003 (grade 3 strain of right groin); from August 7, 2004 to August 30, 2004 (inflammation of left knee); from August 22, 2005 to September 10, 2005 (hairline fracture in left hand).

  • Established a Mets season record for Runs Batted In in 1999 with 124.
  • Established a Mets season record for Grounded into Double Play in 1999 with 27.

Click the icon to see a graph of Mike Piazza's batting, slugging, and on base percentages

Batting Record with New York Mets
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1998 109 39467137330237647105321003239.348.607.417
1999 141 5341001622504012451117012207307.303.575.361
2000 136 482901562603811358106934202296.324.614.398
2001 141 50381151290369467198720201288.300.573.384
2002 135 4786913423233985798230303260.280.544.359
2003 68 234376713011343534010003113.286.483.377
2004 129 45547121210205468147820003202.266.444.362
2005 113 3984110023019624166730000180.251.452.326
8 years 972 3478532102819322206554248254617790221885.296.542.373

Division Series Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1999 2 9020000004000002.222.222.222
2000 4 14131000413000004.214.286.389
2 years 6 23151000417000006.217.261.333

League Championship Series Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1999 6 24140014116000017.167.292.192
2000 5 177730245300000016.412.941.545
2 years 11 4181130386460000123.268.561.354

World Series Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
2000 5 223620240040010014.273.636.273
1 year 5 223620240040010014.273.636.273

All-Star Game Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1998 1 3010000000000001.333.333.333
1999 1 2010000001000001.500.500.500
2001 1 2000000000000000.000.000.000
2002 1 2000001000000000.000.000.000
2004 1 2000000001000000.000.000.000
2005 1 2000000001000000.000.000.000
6 years 6 13020001003000002.154.154.154

  • Led National League in grounded into double play with 27 in 1999.
  • Led Mets in runs with 81 in 2001.
  • Led Mets in hits with 151 in 2001.
  • Led Mets in doubles with 29 in 2001.
  • Led Mets in home runs with 23 in 1998, with 40 in 1999, with 38 in 2000, with 36 in 2001 and with 33 in 2002.
  • Led Mets in runs batted in with 124 in 1999, with 113 in 2000, with 94 in 2001 and with 98 in 2002.
  • Led Mets in batting average with .324 in 2000 and with .300 in 2001.
  • Led Mets in slugging percentage with .575 in 1999, with .614 in 2000, with .573 in 2001 and with .544 in 2002.
  • Led Mets in on base percentage with .384 in 2001 and with .362 in 2004.
  • Led Mets in on base plus slugging with .936 in 1999, with 1.012 in 2000, with .957 in 2001, with .903 in 2002 and with .806 in 2004.
  • Led Mets in walks with 68 in 2004.
  • Led Mets in intentional walks with 19 in 2001 and with 14 in 2004.
  • Led Mets in total bases with 296 in 2000, with 288 in 2001 and with 260 in 2002.
  • Led Mets in grounded into double play with 27 in 1999, with 20 in 2001, with 26 in 2002 and with 14 in 2004. Tied for Mets lead in grounded into double play with 15 in 2000.

Games where Mike Piazza had 2 or more Home Runs
vs. Philadelphia (NL) 07/18/98. At Pittsburgh (NL) 04/14/00. At Boston (AL) 07/14/00. At Philadelphia (NL) 09/22/00.
vs. Atlanta (NL) 04/09/01. At Milwaukee (NL) 04/26/01. vs. Philadelphia (NL) 07/27/01. At Los Angeles (NL) 08/19/01.
vs. Atlanta (NL) 04/15/02. At Arizona (NL) 04/30/02. At Philadelphia (NL) 07/03/02. At Montreal (NL) 09/14/02.
At Colorado (NL) 05/13/03. At Atlanta (NL) 04/07/04. vs. Florida (NL) 06/05/04. At Milwaukee (NL) 05/06/05.
At Washington (NL) 09/25/05.

Games where Mike Piazza had 4 or more Hits
At Florida (NL) 05/27/98. At Houston (NL) 09/14/98. At San Francisco (NL) 08/14/99. At Houston (NL) 09/01/99.
At Los Angeles (NL) 09/11/99. At Pittsburgh (NL) 04/14/00. At Houston (NL) 08/10/00. At Atlanta (NL) 09/30/01.
At Atlanta (NL) 04/07/04. vs. Philadelphia (NL) 05/05/05. vs. Cincinnati (NL) 05/18/05.

Games played by position
1998: Catcher 99, Designated Hitter 4
1999: Catcher 137, Designated Hitter 1
2000: Catcher 124, Designated Hitter 5
2001: Catcher 130, Designated Hitter 5
2002: Catcher 121, Designated Hitter 6
2003: Catcher 64, First Base 1
2004: First Base 68, Catcher 50, Designated Hitter 8
2005: Catcher 101, Designated Hitter 5

Lineup Analysis
Number of games in each batting order position in games in which Mike Piazza was in the starting lineup.
Year 1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th
1998 00366610000
1999 00013600000
2000 00712200000
2001 00795400000
2002 00794510000
2003 00283600000
2004 00616110000
2005 000344425200
Totals 002905544725200

1971 Mike Piazza
1971 Mike Piazza






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