Mike Piazza’s Orientation Visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame brings the significance of his election to the forefront. In an exclusive interview, Piazza opens up about his career and his place among baseball immortals.
The jersey Mike Piazza wore during the first Mets home game after 9/11 in which he hit the game-winning home run sold privately for $365,000. The jersey will be on a rotating display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, the 9/11 Memorial Museum and Citi Field.
Bobby Valentine reflects on his playing days, managing in the big leagues and how tough it is for the old guard to stay in the game. Plus, he’s a big-time collector.
Former infielder and now Triple-A manager Wally Backman reflects on the famous Mets season, his career and today’s new rules.
Jon Matlack can still recount parts of his career as if they happened yesterday. In an exclusive interview with SCD, Matlack recalls the 1973 World Series, playing with Willie Mays and an incredible few days in a hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive.
As a child chasing autographs during the All-Star Game weekend in 1963, there were plenty of opportunities in the players’ hotels. But one encounter with Casey Stengel left a lasting impression – and even some ink in a local newspaper.