Mike Piazza, Ken Griffey Jr. make cap picks for Baseball Hall of Fame plaques
Ken Griffey Josh Reddick Jersey Jr.’s decision was easy, Mike Piazza’s le s so, but we now know which cap will be immortalized with each player in Cooperstown, N.Y.Piazza’s likene s on his Hall of Fame plaque will sport a Mets logo, the catcher announced at a news conference Thursday in New York, joining Tom Seaver in that club.Griffey, of course, will go in as a Seattle Mariner the first to do so, after longtime teammate Randy Johnson chose to go with a Diamondbacks logo last year. Griffey spent the first 11 seasons of his career in Seattle, plus the mostly forgettable last two, with a nine-year run in his hometown of Cincinnati in between. But there was no question which cap he would pick.Piazza had plenty of reasons to go with the Dodgers, the team that drafted him as a favor in the 62nd round and brought him to the majors in 1992. He earned six All-Star selections while in Los Angeles, but added six more to his ledger after joining the Mets in Marwin Gonzalez Jersey 1998.MORE: Cla sic images of Ken Griffey Jr. | Cla sic images of Mike PiazzaThough his numbers were better as a Dodger (.966 OPS vs. .915 in New York), Piazza said he felt more connected to the Mets, particularly since his retirement following the 2007 season.”For me, as much as I enjoyed my time there [in Los Angeles], I ended up in New York and I feel like the fans here truly brought me into their family,” he said. ” Unfortunately we do have to choose one, and for me, I always https://www.astrosedges.com/houston-astros/mike-scott-jersey sort of enjoyed reconnecting here in New York.”The plaques will make their public debut July 24 when both are inducted into the Hall in Cooperstown.