Piazza not elected to HOF

piazzamike_g_110911_420_1The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced today that, for the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers Association of America elected nobody to the Hall of Fame.

Mike Piazza received 57.9% support, which was short of the necessary 75% needed to be elected.

Jan. 9, 2:30 pm: Mets COO Jeff Wilpon issued the following statement: “We hope in the not too distant future that Mike Piazza will take his rightful place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. … We are optimistic one day soon Mike‘s plaque, with a Mets cap, will be hanging in Cooperstown where it truly belongs.”

Jan. 9, 2:01 pm: To see the final vote totals, check out this link at MLB.com.