LOS ANGELES -- Former Dodger catcher Mike Piazza has written a new book titled "Long Shot" which chronicles his exploits as a 62nd round draft pick who eventually became great enough to be considered the best hitting catcher of all time. He will likely be elected to the Hall of Fame in the next few years.
But the Dodgers and Piazza had an acrimonious breakup in 1998, when Piazza was traded to Florida because the team felt he was demanding too much money for a long-term contract extension. He was traded by the Marlins to the New York Mets just eight days after being sent to Florida, becoming one of the most revered stars ever to play for the Metropolitans.
Piazza's book was just released for sale to the public, and it's already causing controversy in the baseball world.
Piazza wasn't elected to the Hall of Fame in 2013, allegedly because there are suspicions that he took performance-enhancing drugs -- charges he refutes in the book, co-written by Lonnie Whee...