Mike Piazza didn’t play alongside Jeff Innis, however each are members of the Mets household.
On Monday, tributes continued pouring out for Innis — a former reliever who died of most cancers on Sunday — together with from one of many Mets greats.
“Everybody right here on the @Mets may be very unhappy on the passing of Jeff Innis, an excellent competitor, extra importantly a very good particular person,” Piazza tweeted of the 59-year-old. “Coronary heart felt condolences to his household. God Bless.”
Innis, a 1983 Mets MLB Draft choose, solely pitched for the Amazin’s in his main league profession. The righty sidearmer appeared in 288 video games from 1987-93, posting a 3.05 ERA.
“He liked the followers and by no means shied away from any autographs,” Mets historian Jay Horwitz wrote. “Jeff Innis was only a first rate and humble man who by no means made an enormous deal that he was a serious league participant. Jeff was pleased with the truth that the Mets have been the one workforce he performed for within the huge leagues.”
Innis had battled most cancers since 2017, and a GoFundMe helped ship him from a Houston hospital again to his residence in Georgia to spend his remaining days in hospice along with his household. The cash additionally will assist maintain hospital and funeral bills.