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Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:51 am, Thu Oct 10, 2013.

New York Mets icon Mike Piazza reflected on his career and his life since retirement at Citi Field on Sunday, prior to his induction into the Mets Hall of Fame.

Piazza played for the Mets from May 1998 through 2005. As an Amazin’ he made seven All-Star teams, hit 220 of his 427 career home runs, and set a team record with 124 runs batted in during the 1999 season.

He also hit some of the most dramatic home runs in team history, including a go-ahead homer against the Atlanta Braves on Sept. 21, 2001, 10 days after the 9/11 attacks.

Piazza’s 396 home runs as a catcher are the most in baseball history.

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