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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 07:36:00 -0800
Former C Mike Piazza blamed Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully for Piazza's estrangement from the organization in his autobiography. "The way the whole contract drama looked to them -many of whom were taking their cue from Scully - was that, by setting a deadline and insisting on so much money, I was demonstrating a conspicuous lack of loyalty to the ballclub," Piazza wrote in the book. "I understood that." Scully denied the accusations. Piazza hasn't been in Dodger Stadium since his career ended in 2007.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:44:28 -0800
Retired C Mike Piazza is expected to deny using performance-enhancing drugs in his forthcoming book.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 00:27:05 -0700
Texas Rangers C Mike Napoli became the first catcher to hit two home runs in a World Series since New York Mets C Mike Piazza did it in 2000.
Sun, 11 Sep 2011 12:00:20 -0700
Colorado Rockies 1B Jason Giambi hit his 428th career home run against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, Sept. 10, allowing him to move past Mike Piazza into 42nd place on the all-time list.
Thu, 26 Feb 2009 06:41:59 -0800
The New York Post's Joel Sherman reports former MLB C Mike Piazza said he was a clean player.
Tue, 20 May 2008 15:12:54 -0700
The Associated Press reports free-agent DH Mike Piazza (Athletics) announced his retirement Tuesday, May 20. Piazza was a 12-time All-Star and finished his career with a .308 average.
Fri, 18 Apr 2008 09:46:08 -0700
The Dayton Daily News' Hal McCoy reports Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker hasn't heard of the team negotiating with C Mike Piazza.
Fri, 18 Apr 2008 08:10:40 -0700
The Dayton Daily News' Hal McCoy reports the Cincinnati Reds are in discussions with C Mike Piazza (Athletics), according to a New York-area Web site. According to the Web site, Reds manager Dusty Baker said "I'm confident Piazza will sign with the Reds. Tommy Lasorda wants him to play for me."
Mon, 25 Feb 2008 13:04:48 -0800
Jon Heyman, of SI.com, reports free-agent C/DH Mike Piazza is seriously considering retirement this offseason. Piazza is also considering the option of playing for a season in Japan.
Mon, 25 Feb 2008 12:00:50 -0800
The Associated Press reports the Tampa Bay Rays have had internal discussions about the possibility of bringing in free-agent C/DH Mike Piazza (Athletics).