On August 13, 2003 — 2003 – After missing nearly three months with a groin injury, Mike Piazza makes a dramatic return to the New York lineup as he homers and drives in five runs on Italian Night at Shea Stadium. The backstop’s 3-for-5 performance, including a home run in the 3rd inning, RBI single in the 4th and a two-run single in the 7th, contributes to the Mets’ 9 – 2 victory over the Giants.

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