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General Information

General Information

Age: 35
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215
Position: Catcher
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB Debut: September 1, 1992
DOB & Location: Sept. 04, 1968 in Norristown, PA
Parents: Veronica & Vince
Siblings: Vince, Danny, Tony, and Tommy.

He was signed by: Ben Wade, Gib Bedet, Bob Darwin (from the LA Dodger Organization.)
Mike's Agent: Dan Lozano, Beverly Hills Sports Council
Round draft Choice: 62nd
Years in the Majors: 12 
Current Mets Contract Status: Signed through 2005.
Number of World Series Appearances: 1, (2000)



 1993 Rookie Of the Year. 1996 All-Star MVP.

Silver Slugger Award Winner in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

He played in the 2000 World Series VS the Yankees It was Mike Piazza's first World Series appearance

Won the 23rd annual Brian Piccolo award for his contributions as a member of the Italian-American community. Mike was the fourth Dodger to get this award

Participated in the United States-Japan Professional Baseball Exhibition Series in Japan (1996)

Has participated in the 22nd Annual Pepsi All-Star Softball Game for nine consecutive years

Received the Good Guy Award from the New York Press Photographer's Association (2001)

Won two awards from the New York chapter of the BWAA (2001)

Shared the Toast-of-the-Town Award with Derek Jeter

Won the first annual Yogi Berra Award, given to the best baseball player in New York

Won on Jeopardy 15,000 that was donated to Al Leiter's foundation, Leiters Landing

Participated ESPN's Big League Challenge (2000, 2001)

Honored by the Police Athletic League for his contributions to the community. (2001)

Received the "Good Guy" Award from the New York Chapter of the BWAA (2002)

Donated over $100,000 to the Mets' "Takin' it to the Fields" program (1998-2001)

Toured Europe, including Germany and Italy for Major League Baseball International (2002) On the tour, Mike met Pope John Paul II while in Italy

Is a national spokesperson for MCI, Claritin and Nerf

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