Mike Piazza

Easton Press Mike Piazza books

Long Shot - signed first edition - 2013


Baseball player Mike Piazza

Mike Piazza, born on September 4, 1968, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, is a former American professional baseball player who is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in Major League Baseball (MLB) history. Throughout his illustrious career, Piazza achieved numerous accolades and left an indelible mark on the sport. Growing up in a baseball-loving family, Piazza developed a passion for the game at an early age. Despite being overlooked by many scouts, he persevered and eventually caught the attention of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who selected him in the 62nd round of the 1988 MLB Draft.

Piazza made his MLB debut with the Dodgers in 1992, quickly establishing himself as one of the most promising young players in the league. Known for his powerful hitting and strong arm behind the plate, he earned National League Rookie of the Year honors in 1993, solidifying his place as a rising star in the sport. Over the course of his 16-year MLB career, Piazza played for several teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, and Oakland Athletics. However, it was during his time with the Mets that he experienced the greatest success and achieved legendary status. Piazza's tenure with the Mets, which began in 1998, coincided with one of the most successful periods in franchise history. He played a pivotal role in leading the Mets to the World Series in 2000, where they faced off against the New York Yankees in a highly anticipated "Subway Series." Although the Mets ultimately fell short in the series, Piazza's performance earned him widespread admiration and cemented his legacy as a Mets icon.

Throughout his career, Piazza was known for his offensive prowess, particularly his ability to hit for power as a catcher. He set numerous records for catchers, including the most home runs in a season and the highest career batting average among players at his position. In 2016, Piazza was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, cementing his status as one of the all-time greats of the sport. His induction was a testament to his remarkable talent, dedication, and impact on the game of baseball.

Beyond his achievements on the field, Piazza is also remembered for his philanthropy and charitable work. He has been involved in numerous charitable organizations and causes, using his platform as a professional athlete to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Mike Piazza's remarkable career and lasting legacy have earned him a place among the pantheon of baseball legends. His contributions to the sport, both on and off the field, continue to be celebrated by fans and fellow players alike, ensuring that his legacy will endure for generations to come.

Best books in order by author list:

A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z

Privacy Policy        |        Terms and Disclosure        |        Contact        |        About        |        Best Book Categories        |        Framed Tributes

© 2002 - 2024 Leather Bound Treasure