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Mike Piazza falls short of election to Hall of Fame again

The former Mets catcher has once again been denied his place in Cooperstown.

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Mike Piazza has once again fallen short of election to the Hall of Fame, according to voting results announced by the Baseball Writers Association of America. He received 69.9 percent of the vote, which means he failed to reach 75 percent necessary for election to the Hall of Fame this year. This was Piazza's third time on the ballot. He got 62.2 percent of the vote last year and 57.8 percent the year before.

A twelve-time All-Star and ten-time Silver Slugger Award winner, Piazza spent the bulk of his career with the Mets and Dodgers while also playing for the Marlins, Padres, and Athletics. In Los Angeles, he wont the National League Rookie of the Year award in 1993.

Shortly after the Marlins traded him to the Dodgers in 1998, Florida flipped him to the Mets. Once he got to New York, Piazza helped lead the Mets to consecutive postseason appearances in 1999 and 2000. In eight seasons as the Mets' primary catcher, he hit .296/.373/.542 with 220 home runs. He retired in 2007 after 16 seasons in the big leagues with a career .308/.377/.545 batting line and 427 home runs, the most ever for a catcher.