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Smoltz, Johnson, Martinez and Biggio elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame

...elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Tuesday, the first time since 1955 writers selected four players in one year.Mike Piazza fell 28 votes short but increased his percentage to 69.9 from 57.8 in 2013 and 62.2 last year.
Mets' Mike Piazza weds former Playboy Playmate

MIAMI - Mets catcher Mike Piazza married former Playboy Playmate and "Baywatch" star Alicia Rickter in a candlelight church ceremony. With baseball superstars...
Ex-Brave John Smoltz among 17 newcomers on hall ballot.

...Association of America ballot announced Monday. That group includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines.Johnson went 303-166, won five Cy Young Awards. The Big Unit struck out 4,875...
All 10 Golden Era baseball hall candidates fall short

...are the top newcomers. Craig Biggio, who fell two votes short of the 75 percent needed in the 2014 balloting, tops holdovers that include Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines.
Mets acquire Piazza from Marlins

NEW YORK -- Mike Piazza has another new home -- and this one should last for more than a...very quickly," Marlins GM Dave Dombrowski said. "When we acquired Mike Piazza's contract, we weren't sure how soon it would happen." The...
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Mets rise to occasion

NEW YORK -- Bringing Mike Piazza to New York started the Mets' rise from mediocrity to the World Series. The trade for Mike Hampton accelerated the journey...
Bat incident talk of series

NEW YORK -- Once Mike Piazza called Roger Clemens "unstable" and baseball began an investigation...been Mike Bordick's bat. The only thing strange was that it was Mike (Piazza)." The Mets were still seething at Clemens, having seen him...
Piazza out of lineup for Game 3

NEW YORK -- All-Star catcher Mike Piazza watched Friday night's Game 3 of the NL Division 140 at-bats. "Obviously, you can't replace Mike Piazza in the lineup," Mets pitcher Al Leiter said. "Hopefully...
Mets face Braves in NL series

...first time in 11 years. Todd Pratt, replacing injured Mike Piazza for the second straight day, homered in the 10th inning...from a finger injury but pitched a 1-2-3 10th. "Mike Piazza will be back, but Todd Pratt has always been there...
Baseball roundup: Dodgers will miss Piazza

...Ramon Martinez hated to see longtime batterymate Mike Piazza go, and he isn't looking forward to facing him. The...tying for the major league lead with his 16th home run. Mike Piazza, traded from Los Angeles to Florida on Friday night...
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