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12-Time MLB All Star Catcher

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Mike Piazza Biography

New York Mets Hall of Fame Inductee, Mike Piazza was born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania and is a retired MLB catcher. He began his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and played for the Florida Marlins, New York Mets, San Diego Padres and then joined the Oakland Athletics. He is a 12-time All-Star. Piazza is often regarded as the best-slugging catcher of all time, and holds the career record for home runs hit by a catcher. He had at least one RBI (run batted in) in 15 consecutive games for the New York Mets in 2000, the second longest RBI streak ever.

Piazza was the last player the Dodgers drafted in the 1988 draft. He was their selection in the 62nd round. It is believed that the pick was partly a favor on the part of Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, who is godfather to one of Piazza's brothers[citation needed] and, like Piazza, grew up in Norristown. Piazza swore he'd learn to catch if he was drafted. Piazza's Major League debut came with the Dodgers in 1992, when he appeared in 28 games. He then won the National League MLB Rookie of the Year Award in 1993.

Piazza finished second in the NL Most Valuable Player voting behind San Diego's Ken Caminiti after batting .336 with 36 home runs, 105 RBI, 87 runs and 16 doubles in 148 games in 1996. He also led the All-Star voting in 1996, 1997, and 2000. He hit more than 30 home runs in eight consecutive seasons (1995-2002). Mike has nine career 30-homer seasons and hit .300 in nine consecutive seasons, dating from 1993 to 2001.

Only 5 other players have ever had over 400 home runs with over a .300 life time average while never striking out more than 100 times in a season.


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Former MLB All-Star Mike Piazza Speaks at Montco Coaches Hall of Fame

Posted on 7 December 2014 | 8:30 pm

Heading into 2015 there are many notable names on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, but few have the resume that Mike Piazza boasts. With a .308 career average, 427 home runs, 12 All-Star selections and 10 Silver Slugger Awards over the span of his 16 year career, he will no doubt take his rightful Read More

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