The New York Mets today announced they will retire Mike Piazza's #31 uniform number Saturday night, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. before the Mets host the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. Tickets are on sale now at Mets.com/Piazza or by calling (718) 507-TIXX.
The Mets will commemorate the Hall of Fame career of the legendary catcher throughout the weekend with special promotional giveaways on Friday, July 29 and Sunday, July 31 in addition to the pre-game on-field retirement ceremony on Saturday night.
Mike Piazza Weekend:
- Friday, July 29 - 7:10 p.m. - Replica Jersey Giveaway
All fans in attendance will receive a Mike Piazza replica jersey
- Saturday, July 30 - 6:30 p.m. #31 Pre-Game On-Field Retirement Ceremony
- Sunday, July 31 - 1:10 p.m. Bobblehead
The first 15,000 fans in attendance will receive a Mike Piazza Bobblehead
"We are truly thrilled to honor Mike by retiring his number during a weekend-long celebration recognizing his incredible career," said Mets COO Jeff Wilpon. "His offensive prowess, ability to deliver in the clutch, and tireless work ethic helped him become one of the great catchers of all-time."
"It is such a tremendous honor to have my number retired alongside the great Tom Seaver. My time as a Met was truly special and I want to thank Fred, Saul, Jeff and the entire organization for this incredible gesture."
Piazza joins Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver (41; retired in 1988); Manager's Gil Hodges (14; retired in 1973) and Casey Stengel (37; retired in 1965) as the only uniformed Mets whose numbers have been retired.