Statements from Mets COO Jeff Wilpon on Hall of Fame

MIKE PIAZZA: "We are confident that in the not too distant future Mike Piazza, the top offensive catcher in the history of baseball, will take his rightful place in the halls of Cooperstown. We look forward to celebrating that day with him, his family, and our fans, when it happens."

PEDRO MARTINEZ: "Pedro Martinez's first-ballot selection to the Hall of Fame is a fitting tribute to his illustrious career. During his time with us he brought an air of professionalism to the field and to the locker room and was a source of excitement for our fans. We want to congratulate, Pedro, his wife Carolina and the rest of the Martinez family on his historic day."