On This Date 5/5/2004
Mike Piazza of the New York Mets becomes the all-time leader in home runs as a catcher, hitting his 352nd home run while catching. The record home run tops the mark previously held by Carlton Fisk. Piazza’s record-breaking home run comes against Jerome Williams of the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at Shea Stadium. The Mets would win the game 8-2. Mike Piazza would hit 396 home runs as a catcher and 427 overall in a Hall of Fame career.