Mike Piazza

Baseball Player
Born Sep 4, 1968

Michael Joseph "Mike" Piazza; born September 4, 1968) is an American former Major League Baseball catcher. He played in his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, San Diego Padres and the Oakland Athletics. A 12-time All-Star, Piazza is often regarded as one of the best-hitting catchers of all time and holds the record for home runs hit by a catcher with 396, with a career total of 427.… Read More

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1968 Birth Born on September 4, 1968.


1986 17 Years Old He attended Phoenixville Area High School and graduated in 1986.
1988 19 Years Old After his father asked Lasorda to select Piazza as a favor, the Miami-Dade Community College student was drafted by the Dodgers in the 62nd round of the 1988 MLB amateur draft as the 1,390th player picked overall. … Read More


…  He made his major league debut in 1992 and the following year was named the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year and was an All-Star for the first of 10 consecutive seasons. … Read More
1993 24 Years Old 1 More Event
He won the NL MLB Rookie of the Year Award in 1993 after appearing in 149 games, hitting .318, slugging 35 home runs, and driving in 112 RBIs.
1996 - 1997 2 More Events
1998 29 Years Old 1 More Event
He played seven seasons for the Dodgers until he was traded to the Florida Marlins on May 15, 1998. … Read More


1999 30 Years Old Piazza helped the Mets to two consecutive playoff appearances in 1999 and 2000. … Read More
He became known as the Monster after coach John Stearns was caught on tape during the 2000 National League Championship Series after a Piazza hit saying "The Monster is out of the Cage".
Piazza later caught for Clemens when both were on the NL team in the 2004 All-Star Game. … Read More
Following the 2005 season, Piazza filed for free agency and he signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres on January 29, 2006.
Prior to the start of the 2006 season, Piazza represented Italy in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
2007 38 Years Old On February 3, 2007, Piazza's wife gave birth to the couple's first child. … Read More
2008 39 Years Old 1 More Event
After not being signed to any MLB team for the 2008 season, Piazza announced his retirement on May 20, 2008, saying, "After discussing my options with my wife, family and agent, I felt it is time to start a new chapter in my life. … Read More


2009 - 2011 3 More Events
On January 9, 2013, Piazza failed to be elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, receiving only 57.8% of the votes and falling short of the 75% qualifying votes. … Read More
2014 45 Years Old Piazza's autobiography, entitled Long Shot, was released in February 2014. … Read More
In 2016, Piazza was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as a Met, receiving 83% of the vote. … Read More
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