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Mike Piazza - Feet On The Ground

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Piazza has every opportunity to become smug in his ability and celebrity, but he has never been one to flaunt it. He is known for having high expectations for himself, but only on a personal level, not in comparison to others. Besides Barry Bonds, he has received the most votes for MVP for the National League. With numbers like that, it's no wonder he is feared in the realm of baseball. Todd Pratt, who is Piazza's backup said, "I don't understand why anybody would pitch to him. He's that good," when questioned by Sports Illustrated. But through all the accolades, Piazza remains loyal to the game and realizes what a precious gift that has been handed to him. It is because of his respect for the game that he understands this lesson stating, "This game is humbling. It has a way of keeping your feet on the ground," in an interview with Gregory Schutta with The Record. Piazza remains at the top of his game and looks forward to many more years of playing the game he loves.

Career Statistics

Yr Team Avg GP AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
LA: Los Angeles Dodgers; FLA: Florida Marlins; NYM: New York Mets.
1992 LA .232 21 69 5 16 1 7 4 12 0
1993 LA .318 149 547 81 174 35 112 46 86 3
1994 LA .319 107 405 64 129 24 92 33 65 1
1995 LA .346 112 434 82 150 17 93 39 80 1
1996 LA .336 148 547 87 184 36 105 81 83 0
1997 LA .362 152 556 104 201 40 124 69 77 5
1998 LA .282 37 149 20 42 9 30 11 27 0
1998 NYM .348 109 394 67 137 23 76 47 53 1
1998 FLA .278 5 18 1 5 0 5 0 0 0
1999 NYM .303 141 534 100 162 40 124 51 70 2
2000 NYM .324 136 482 90 156 38 113 58 69 4
2001 NYM .300 141 503 81 151 36 94 67 87 0
2002 NYM .280 135 478 69 134 33 98 57 82 0
TOTAL .321 1393 5116 851 1641 347 1073 563 801 17
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