Baseball is not a game for the faint of heart. It’s a grueling challenge, mentally and physically, that takes a particularly fortunate breed of being. When you see a fellow player or coach, one whom you have a preexisting relationship with, reach honorable heights, you honor them. And a degree of kind-hearted jubilation registers, I would suppose. Yesterday came the annual emotionally...
Mike Piazza became emotional several times during his Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday. One such time was when the subject of Sept. 11 came up. Piazza got choked up remembering the day itself and remembering those who lost their lives. An emotional Mike Piazza talks about 9/11 pic.twitter.com/sd1ZdHItxu — SportsBlogNewYork (@SportBlogNYC) July 24, 2016 Obviously the...
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Mike Piazza has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Selected by the Dodgers in the 62nd round of the 1988 amateur draft with the 1,390th pick, ahead of only five other players, Piazza is the lowest-drafted player to reach the Hall of Fame. He made it in on his fourth try. Piazza played 16 years with five teams and hit 427 home runs, including...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago | Discuss
While Mike Piazza is most often associated for his time with the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets, Padres third base coach Glenn Hoffman still has fond memories of Piazza's one year in San Diego.
2 days ago
Congratulations to Mike Piazza who will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame along with fellow inductee Ken Griffey Jr. on Sunday afternoon. MLB Network will exclusively televise all the festivities live from Cooperstown, New York beginning at 12:00 PM, followed by the Induction Ceremony and the acceptance speeches at 1:30 PM. Piazza joins Hall of Fame pitcher Tom...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago
As Hall of Fame induction weekend takes place, the Dodgers once again salute Mike Piazza on his ascension to baseball’s pinnacle place. The official ceremony will happen Sunday. Congratulations! — Jon Weisman
Via Dodgers Insider
4 days ago
We start with improbability. Mike Piazza simply being a major leaguer falls into unassisted-triple-play terrain for likelihood. That he was elected to the Hall of Fame is winning Powerball stuff. No one drafted as late — 62nd round and 1,390th pick — had ever previously gained Cooperstown induction. Which makes his trade from the Dodgers...
Via New York Post
5 days ago
Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this past January, 12-time All-Star Mike Piazza simply isn’t sitting back ready for all those accolades to be thrown his way in Cooperstown. No, he’s going across the pond for a pretty interesting business venture. The 47-year-old Norristown, Pa., native announced that he has purchased a majority share of A.C. Reggiana 1919, an Italian...
When the New York Mets took the field for the first time after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, it was a special moment for everyone involved and everyone watching. Mike Piazza, the face of that Mets squad, hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to put them ahead of the Atlanta Braves. The ensuing celebration led to “U-S-A! U-S-A!” chants and became a moment so much bigger...
Former New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza played a special role as baseball returned to New York following the terror attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, and the jersey he wore in the memorable moment can now be yours. Piazza’s game-worn jersey from September 21, 2001 against the Atlanta Braves is being auctioned off by Goldin Auctions. The jersey will be auctioned off...
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