New York Mets

The extensive debates surrounding New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza’s candidacy for the MLB Hall of Fame will all culminate on Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m., when MLB Network will reveal the Class of 2016.

By Justin Weiss

After spending months discussing whether or not the greatest hitting catcher in Major League history is Hall worthy, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America has come to a conclusion — hopefully one that entails the induction of Piazza, who is in his fourth year on the ballot.

Piazza currently appears on roughly 86% of public ballots, well above the neccesary 75% needed for induction. History suggests that public ballots aren’t the greatest indicator of who’s in and who’s out, but one can hope that “tis’ the year” for the star catcher.

Let’s remember the five best moments of Piazza’s Mets career.

Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.