Mike Piazza, Hall of Famer and the best-hitting catcher in major-league history, is having a fine time in Italy these days. Much of it has to do with Reggiana, the third-tier soccer club in which he purchased a majority stake last year, and the …
Cooperstown marks the end of a long journey. In Mike Piazza’s case, this is only the beginning. Being voted into the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America is the highlight of Piazza’s MLB career. In January, Piazza …
Mike Piazza, who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend in Cooperstown, N.Y., hit 427 home runs in his 16-season MLB career. But none stands as nearly so memorable as the one he hit on Sept. 21, 2001, in the …
We’re all looking forward to the many great stories Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza will share during Sunday’s Hall of Fame ceremony in Cooperstown. Before we get there though, the two soon-to-be Hall of Famers addressed the media on …
It began in May of 1998. That’s when the Dodgers traded future Hall of Famer Mike Piazza to the then-Florida Marlins. Eight days and five games later, Piazza was shipped north to the New York Mets. Jerry Dworkin wasn’t aware of any of …
New York Mets slugger Mike Piazza was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday with an emotional speech before 50,000 people in Cooperstown, NY. His day began early with 7:30 Mass at St. Mary’s Our Lady of the Lake …
Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday — with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame. For Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike …
The 46-year-old Griffey, along with former Dodgers and Mets catcher Mike Piazza, were the only two players voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. The 46-year-old Griffey, along with former Dodgers and Mets catcher Mike …
Has he never crunched into a perfectly toasted ravioli from Lombardo's Trattoria? Never once savored the roast beef sandwich — it's better than the world famous burgers, I swear — at O'Connell's Pub? To be 48 years old and not know …
He called everybody dude. He already walked stiff, like his knees or hips or ankles didn’t bend right. He went along with all the stuff Tommy Lasorda said, the goings-on about the size of his forearms for one, and the stuff Tommy Lasorda did, …