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Mike Piazza gaining steam in Hall of Fame voting

Former baseball player Mike Piazza gestures during the

Former baseball player Mike Piazza gestures during the Chevrolet Home Run Derby at Citi Field. (July 15, 2013) Credit: Getty Images

Mike Piazza may finally get the Hall call this year.

Research by Baseball Think Factory shows that Piazza's Hall of Fame case is picking up steam in many of the ballots revealed by voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Players must get 75 percent of the vote to be elected to the Hall. Piazza received 57.8 percent of the vote in 2013, his first year of eligibility.

With 82 ballots revealed so far -- a little less than 15 percent of the vote -- Piazza has been named on 74.4 percent.

The former Mets, Dodgers, Marlins, Padres and Athletics catcher hit .308 with a .377 on-base percentage and 427 home runs in 16 seasons.

According to the ballots cast, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Craig Biggio and Frank Thomas appear likely to gain election. No one was elected in 2013. Biggio is on his second year of eligibility while Maddux, Glavine and Thomas are in their first year.

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