The New York Mets will commemorate the Hall of Fame career of legendary catcher Mike Piazza during the upcoming series against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field July 29-31. The Mets will retire his #31 uniform in a pre-game ceremony on the field Saturday night, July 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to be in their seats for the beginning of the festivities. In addition, the Mets will honor Piazza with special promotional giveaways on Friday, July 29 and Sunday, July 31. Tickets are on sale now at Mets.com/Piazza or by calling (718) 507-TIXX.
Mike Piazza Number Retirement Weekend:
- Free Shirt Friday, July 29 - 7:10 p.m. - Replica Jersey Giveaway
All fans in attendance receive a Mike Piazza replica jersey presented by Delta Air Lines
- Super Saturday, July 30 - 6:30 p.m. Piazza Pregame Number Retirement Ceremony
All fans in attendance receive a Piazza Baseball Placard presented by Topps
- Family Sunday, July 31 - 1:10 p.m. Bobblehead
First 15,000 fans in attendance receive a Mike Piazza Bobblehead presented by Citi
"We are truly thrilled to honor Mike by retiring his number during the upcoming 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.