New York Mets to retire Mike Piazza’s uniform number 31

By 01.25.2016 news > Sports
FILE - In this April 13, 2009, file photo, former New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver, right, poses with former Mets catcher Mike Piazza after throwing the ceremonial first pitch in the Mets' first regular season baseball game at the Citi Field in New York.  The Mets said Monday, Jan. 25, 2016,  the number will be retired July 30 before a game against Colorado, part of the weekend celebrating the catcher, who will be inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame on July 24. Piazza's joins Tom Seaver (No. 41) as the only Mets' players whose numbers are retired.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Piazza’s No. 31 will be retired by the New York Mets this summer.

The Mets said Monday the number will be retired July 30 before a game against Colorado, part of the weekend celebrating the catcher, who will be inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame on July 24.

Piazza’s joins Tom Seaver (No. 41) as the only Mets’ players whose numbers are retired. New York also retired the numbers of two managers, Casey Stengel (37) and Gil Hodges (14) and No. 42 is retired throughout the majors to honor Jackie Robinson.

leave a comment