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Overview (4)

Born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameMichael Joseph Piazza
Nickname The Pizza Man
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mike Piazza was born on September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA as Michael Joseph Piazza. He is an actor and producer, known for Two Weeks Notice (2002), Constantine the Great and Married with Children (1986). He has been married to Alicia Rickter since January 29, 2005. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Alicia Rickter (29 January 2005 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (26)

Former Dodger manager, Tommy Lasorda, is a friend of Mike's family and the godfather of his younger brother. He is not Mike's godfather which has been stated in other sources.
Then-Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda selected Mike the in the 62nd round (1390th overall pick) of the June 1988 amateur draft as a favor to Mike's father.
In 1999, he signed a recordbreaking 7-year, $91 million contract with the New York Mets.
1993 National League Rookie of the Year.
When Mike was 12, he received personal hitting instruction from Hall of Famer Ted Williams.
15 May 1998: Traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers with 3B Todd Zeile to the Florida Marlins for OF Gary Sheffield, 3B Bobby Bonilla, C Charles Johnson, OF Jim Eisenreich and P Manuel Barrios.
22 May 1998: Traded by the Marlins to the New York Mets for OF Preston Wilson, P Ed Yarnall and P Geoff Goetz.
Attended Miami-Dade (North) Community College (FL).
Holds single-season record for highest batting average by a catcher (100 or more games) .362 (1997).
Does commercials for collect calling service 10-10-220.
As a kid, he had his own personal batting cage and pitching machine.
Charged the mound after being hit by a pitch from Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Guillermo Mota, igniting a bench-clearing brawl. Both Mota and Piazza were ejected. Piazza left the ballpark while the game was still going without speaking to reporters. Piazza and Mota had a shoving match last year in spring training after the pitcher hit Piazza in the hip with a pitch. [12 March 2003]
Catcher for Los Angeles Dodgers (1992-1998), Florida Marlins (1998), New York Mets (1998-2005), San Diego Padres (2006), and Oakland A's (2007).
New York Mets All-Time Slugging Percentage Leader (.573).
Grew up and attended high school in Pennsylvania.
Made major league debut on 1 September 1992.
Named to Baseball Digest magazine's 1993 Rookie All-Star Team.
His first at bat with the Padres was a home run.
Announced his retirement from baseball [May 20, 2008].
Daughter, Nicoletta Veronica Piazza, was born on February 3, 2007 in New York City.
Co-owner, with Michael Andretti, of "Andretti and Piazzi Sports Cafes".
Second daughter, Paulina Sophia Piazza, was born on August 3, 2009 in Miami, Florida, weighing in at 6 lbs. 3 oz and measuring 24 1/2 inches long.
Catcher/1st Baseman with the New York Mets. [March 2004]
Signed a one year contract worth 8.5 million dollars to be the new designated hitter for the Oakland Athletics Baseball Club. [December 2006]
(January 29) Agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the San Diego Padres. [2006]
Inducted into to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016. Piazza is the lowest-drafted player (62nd round) ever to be elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Personal Quotes (1)

I have gone from a player who thought he would spend his whole career with one organization to a player who's been with three organizations in a week. It's like rotisserie baseball.

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