SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, narrates the incredible story of Hall of Famer Mike Piazza, a 62nd round draft pick who became baseball's greatest hitting catcher of all-time. Mike Piazza: Road to Hall of Fame presented by Tri-State Ford chronicles the journey of one of New York's most celebrated athletes from his childhood in Pennsylvania to his enshrinement into the Baseball Hall of Fame, highlighted by his unforgettable 7 ½ years in Queens.
Premiering Wednesday, September 14th at 7:30 p.m., the one-hour documentary sits down with Piazza, key baseball decision makers and former teammates, as well as media covering the team to recount the career of one of best ever to wear the blue and orange. Mike Piazza: Road to Hall of Fame features interviews with the following individuals:
Mets Second/Third Baseman (1995-2002)
Mets Broadcaster (1989-present)
Mets Assistant General Manager (1999-2003)
Mets Outfielder (2003-2006)
New York Daily News (1993-present)
New York Times (2000-present)
New York Post (1997-present)
Mets Pitcher (1998-2004)
Mets General Manager (1997-2003)
Mets Catcher (1998-2005)
Mets Broadcaster (1995-present)
MLB Network/ FOX Sports
Mets Manager (1996-2002)
Please note the following quotes from SNY's Mike Piazza: Road to Hall of Fame, debuting Wednesday, September 14th at 7:30 p.m.:
MIKE PIAZZA on being traded by the Dodgers:
"I did have a little bit of a chip. I did, basically, want to prove them, in a way, make them sort of feel like they made a mistake in trading me."
MIKE PIAZZA on his relationship with Mets fans:
"It's great because when you get embraced by them and they take you into their family, they don't do it to everybody - very few. They hand pick and to feel that emotional for me, it's just natural."
STEVE PHILLIPS on trading for Piazza:
"I always used to joke: I traded for him, I will never trade him. I would never have been the general manager to trade him... He's the guy. I mean, Seaver's the guy, and Piazza's the guy."
AL LEITER on Piazza as a Teammate:
"This guy gave it. And he was their guy. And he was their star… Of course they love you."
HOWIE ROSE on Piazza's Home Run following 9/11:
"It was, without I think overhyping it, the first step towards some semblance of normalcy returning to our lives. I don't think that's overstating it. And I think that way the home run is remembered over the years, the fact that it seems to grow in stature and significance annually would support that."
SNY will re-air the documentary Thursday, September 15th at 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 16th at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 18th at 4:30 p.m.