Piazza won the MVP award to become the 13th Dodger total to win the award and the second straight Dodger. Was a unanimous selection, received all 28 first place votes.
At that time he was in elite company as he joined Cincinnati's Johnny Bench (1968), New York Yankees' Thurman Munson (1970), Atlanta's Earl Williams (1971), Boston's Carlton Fisk (1972), San Diego's Benito Santiago (1987) and Cleveland's Sandy Alomar, Jr. (1990) as the only catchers to be named Rookie of the Year.
He was also named Rookie of the Year by Baseball America and The Sporting News,
Won the Luisville Slugger award
Was selected to his first All-Star team. Cincinnati's Johnny Bench (1968), Montreal's Gary Carter (1975) and Atlanta's Greg Olson (1990) and Piazza are the only NL rookie catchers selected to the All-Star Game.
His 35 home runs were the third-best mark by a NL rookie
Played first base on July 26th at San Francisco.
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