Mike Piazza

Mike Piazza is known as a former American major league baseball catcher who played 16 seasons in the Major League Baseball league, from 1992 to 2007. He played most of his long decorated career for the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers, while additionally having brief stretches with the Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres, and Oakland Athletics.

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Michael Joseph Piazza was born on September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Piazza had baseball dreams from the very start of his life. His father, Vince, experienced childhood in the same Norristown neighborhood as Hall of Fame baseball manager Tommy Lasorda. After to going to the University of Miami and Miami-Dade Community College for his college education, Piazza was taken in the 62nd round by the Dodgers on the suggestion of Lasorda in 1988. A first baseman in school, Piazza moved positions to become a catcher with the Dodgers.


Piazza set up himself as a best young prospects in the minor leagues by hitting 52 home runs combined in the 1991 and 1992 seasons. He was called up to the Dodgers toward the finish of the 1992 season, at that point he blew up on the national scene in 1993 with 35 home runs, 112 RBI and a .318 batting average on the way to unanimous choice as the National League's Rookie of the Year.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 4 Sep, 1968
Age: 51 yrs
Occupations: Baseball player
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Norristown
Gender: Male
Description: American baseball player
Net Worth 2021: 70 million
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Last Modified: Jun 29 2020
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