Mike Piazza is appearing on 91.1% of public Hall of Fame Ballots

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BaronMike Piazza could be inching closer to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

According to Ryan Thibs, who tracks and counts Baseball Hall of Fame ballots, Piazza has received 102 of 112 votes to receive entry into the Hall of Fame, a total of 91.1 percent.

Candidates need at least 75 percent to gain entry into the Hall of Fame.

Piazza was elected to the Mets Hall of Fame on the final day of the 2013 season. A 62nd-round pick in the 1988 first-year player draft, Piazza was an All-Star 12 times and hit 396 home runs as a catcher, the most in Major League history. He was a lifetime .308/.377/.545 hitter with a total of 427 home runs, 344 doubles and 1335 RBI in 1912 games from 1992-2007 with the Dodgers, Marlins, Mets, Athletics and Padres.

He is easily the best and most prolific hitter the Mets have ever had.

Piazza has failed in each of his first three attempts for Hall of Fame induction. He first appeared on the ballot in 2013 when he received 57.8 percent of the vote. His marks have improved each year since, as he received 62.2 percent of the vote in 2014 and 69.9 percent of the vote in 2015.

Perhaps his most deserving day is coming.

The Hall of Fame class of 2016 will be announced on January 6 at 6 PM ET on MLB Network. The induction ceremony will take place on Sunday, July 24 at 1:30 PM ET in Cooperstown, New York.

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