Retired New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza, smiles toward his family during at a press conference announcing his election to baseball's Hall of Fame, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Kathy Willens
January 25, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) Mike Piazza's No. 31 will be retired by the New York Mets this summer.

The Mets said Monday the number will be retired July 30 before a game against Colorado, part of the weekend celebrating the catcher, who will be inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame on July 24.

Piazza's joins Tom Seaver (No. 41) as the only Mets' players whose numbers are retired. New York also retired the numbers of two managers, Casey Stengel (37) and Gil Hodges (14) and No. 42 is retired throughout the majors to honor Jackie Robinson.

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