By Mike Piazza
Mike Piazza’s autobiography—the candid tale of the best hitting catcher within the heritage of baseball, from his inauspicious draft choice to his corridor of Fame-worthy achievements and the bizarre controversies that marked his career.
Mike Piazza was once chosen via the la Dodgers within the 62nd around of the 1988 baseball draft as a “courtesy pick.” The Dodgers by no means anticipated him to play for them—or an individual else. Mike had different principles. Overcoming his detractors, he grew to become the nationwide League rookie of the yr in 1993, broke the list for season batting common through a catcher, holds the checklist for occupation domestic runs at his place, and used to be chosen as an All big name twelve instances.
Mike used to be groomed for baseball good fortune by way of his formidable, self-made father in Pennsylvania, a vintage father-son American-dream tale. With the Dodgers, Piazza proven himself as baseball’s most effective offensive catcher; however the workforce by no means appeared prepared to acknowledge him because the franchise participant he was once. He joined the Mets and led them to the memorable 2000 global sequence with their cross-town opponents, the Yankees. Mike tells the tale at the back of his dramatic disagreement with Roger Clemens in that sequence. He addresses the steroid controversy that hovered round him and significant League Baseball in the course of his time and offers important point of view at the topic. Mike additionally addresses the rumors of being homosexual and describes the joys of his game-winning domestic run on September 21, 2001, the 1st baseball (generic term) performed in manhattan after the 9-11 tragedy. alongside the best way, he tells wonderful tales approximately teammates and opponents that baseball fanatics will consume.
Long Shot is written with perception, candor, humor, and beauty. It’s magnificent and encouraging, one of many nice activities autobiographies.
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