SportsMets Mets to retire Mike Piazza’s No. 31 The Mets will retire Mike Piazza's No. 31 on Saturday, July 30. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Matthew Stockman By Ivan Pereira Updated January 25, 2016 2:08 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Mike Piazza’s legacy will now have a permanent place at Citi Field. The Mets announced Monday they will retire the soon-to-be Hall of Famer’s No. 31 at the Queens ballpark on July 30. The ceremonies will be part of a weekend long celebration of 47-year-old retired catcher, which includes a replica jersey and bobblehead giveaways. “We are truly thrilled to honor Mike by retiring his number during a weekend-long celebration recognizing his incredible career,” Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said in a statement. recommended reading Piazza will wear Mets cap in Cooperstown Piazza, who played with the team between 1998 and 2005 and helped lead the Mets to their 2000 World Series appearance, joins greats Tom Seaver, Gil Hodges and Casey Stengel as the only other team members to have their numbers retired. “My time as a Met was truly special and I want to thank Fred, Saul, Jeff and the entire organization for this incredible gesture,” Piazza said in a statement. By Ivan Pereira Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.