|Celebrated Name:||Mike Piazza|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Michael Joseph Piazza|
|Age:||52 years old|
|Birth Date:||4 September 1968|
|Birth Place:||Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Alicia Rickter (m. 2005)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Marco Vincenzo Piazza, Paulina Sophia Piazza, Nicoletta Veronica Piazza)|
|Is Mike Piazza Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Former professional baseball catcher|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$80 million|
|Last Updated:||April 2021|
Mike Piazza is a former professional baseball catcher from America who appeared in sixteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played mostly for the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers but was also a member of the Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres, and Oakland Athletics for a brief period. He is a 12-time All-Star and 10-time Silver Slugger Award winner at catcher and currently the manager of the Italy national baseball team.
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Early Life & Biography
Michael Joseph Piazza was born on September 4, 1968, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to his parents Vince and Veronica Piazza. He spent most of his childhood days in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, and went to the Phoenixville Area High School.
As a child, he was a fan of Hall of Fame Third baseman Mike Schmidt. Piazza’s father earned more than $100 million in used cars and real estate.
His father wanted to become a baseball player, but at the age of sixteen, he left school to support his family. When Mike Piazza was five years old, his father started training him as he saw potential in him.
In 1986, Piazza completed his education from the Phoenixville Area High School.
Piazza got married to Alicia Rickter, who was a professional model in 2005 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Miami, Florida, in the presence of friends and family. The couple has three children; Nicoletta, Paulina, and Marco Piazza.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 4 September 1968, Mike Piazza is 52 years old as of today’s date 21st April 2021. His height is 1.90 m tall, and his weight is 82 kg.
Mike Piazza started his career as a professional baseball player in 1988 when the Los Angeles Dodgers drafted him in the 62nd round of the 1988 MLB amateur draft. In 1992, he made his MLB debut against the Chicago Cubs and hit his first home run against Steve Reed of the San Francisco Giants.
In 1993, Piazza was awarded the NL Rookie of the Year Award after appearing in 149 games. He was also included in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. After appearing in seven seasons with the Dodgers, he was traded to the Florida Marlins. He played only five games in the 1998 season.
Later, Piazza was traded to the New York Mets. While playing for them, he set the record for most home runs in a season without ever hitting more than one in a game. In 1999, he led the team to the World Series appearance in the 2000 Subway Series. He also surpassed Carlton Fisk for most home runs by a catcher with his 352nd.
In 2005, Piazza signed a one year contract with the San Diego Padres. The following year, he signed as a free agent with the Oakland Athletics. In 2006, he represented Italy in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. In 2008, he retired from the game.
After retirement, he became the hitting coach of the Italian national baseball team at the 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classic. In 2019, Piazza became the manager of the Italian national baseball team
Awards & Achievements
Mike Piazza has received several awards and accolades in his illustrious career. In 2016, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, receiving 83% of the vote. In 2013, he was also inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame.
Piazza is ranked seventh-best among all catchers going back to the first data in 1988. In 2016, the New York Mets retired his jersey number 31.
He hit more than 30 home runs in eight consecutive seasons (1995–2002). He has nine career 30-homer seasons. In 1997, Piazza won the Ted Williams Award, which was presented by CNN/SI and Total Baseball.
Net Worth & Salary of Mike Piazza in 2021
As of April 2021, Mike Piazza has an estimated net worth of more than $80 million. He made this huge wealth through his successful career as a professional baseball player.
In 2016, Piazza bought a majority ownership stake of the Italian soccer club A.C. Reggiana in Reggio Emilia for $3 million. He has also appeared in the 2002 romantic comedy movie “Two Weeks Notice” and has acted in various TV shows and commercials.
Piazza also earned money through brand collaborations, advertisements, and media collaborations. His marketing is being handled by Octagon Sports Agency.
Mike Piazza is one of the legendary baseball players to have ever played the sport. He is known as one of the best-hitting catchers of all time, hitting 427 career home runs. He also managed the USA team in the 2011 futures games.