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Mike Piazza
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Catcher
Born: September 4, 1968 (1968-09-04) (age 52)
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
debut
September 1, 1992, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last appearance
September 30, 2007, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average .308
Home runs 427
Runs batted in 1,335
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 12× All-Star (1993–2002, 2004, 2005)
  • NL Rookie of the Year (1993)
  • 10× Silver Slugger Award (1993–2002)
  • New York Mets No. 31 retired
  • New York Mets Hall of Fame
Member of the National
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Induction 2016
Vote 83.0% (fourth ballot)

Michael Joseph Piazza (born September 4, 1968) is a former American baseball catcher who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 1992 to 2007. His best years were played with the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets. Piazza is regarded by many as the best offensive (hitting, batting) catcher of all time. He holds many batting records among catchers, such as most career home runs (427) and seven seasons hitting 30 or more home runs. Despite allegations of using anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, Piazza was eventually elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016.


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