Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Piazza shy, nets 58% in first year on ballot
By Adam Rubin
Mike Piazza came up short of the 75 percent threshold for Hall of Fame election in his first year on the ballot. He appeared on 58 percent of Baseball Writers' Association of America ballots.
No one was selected this year.
Those who fail to receive 5 percent of the vote drop off the ballot.
"We hope in the not-too-distant future that Mike Piazza will take his rightful place in the Baseball Hall," Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said via the team. "The statistics he compiled during his career as a catcher were unmatched by anyone in the history of the game. We are optimistic one day soon Mike's plaque, with a Mets cap, will be hanging in Cooperstown where it truly belongs."
The full vote, with years on ballot:
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Mike Piazza will not be a first-ballot Hall of Famer.