Former Dodgers superstar catcher Mike Piazza was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association with the class of 2016, receiving 83 percent of the vote. Piazza was inducted along with Ken Griffey Jr. into Cooperstown on July 24, 2016.
Mike Piazza delivered an emotional speech when inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, including man kind words for the Dodgers and several in the organization who helped him throughout his life and career.
Former Dodgers catcher Mike Piazza will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, but he will wear a Mets cap on his plaque in Cooperstown, leaving Dodgers fans to lament the team trading him away in 1998.
Mike Piazza won't go into the Hall of Fame as a Dodger, but the club should still retire his number because of significant contributions to the franchise. There is precedent for others wearing a number that was later retired.