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Mike Piazza net worth:
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Mike Piazza Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Michael Joseph Piazza is a retired professional baseball catcher, born on 4th of September 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania USA. He played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball, particularly for the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers. He is a 12-time All-Star and 10-time Silver Slugger Award winner.

Have you ever wondered how rich Mike Piazza is? According to sources it has been estimated that Mike Piazza’s overall net worth is $80 million, acquired by being a highly acknowledged and multiple award-winning sportsman. He played for five different teams, all of which significantly added to his net worth.

Mike Piazza Net Worth $80 Million

Piazza is the second-oldest son in a family of five children, of Italian and Slovak descent. He grew up in Phoenixville, where he attended Phoenixville Area High School. Mike’s interest in baseball started when he was a child, and his father’s childhood friend, the manager of the Dodgers team visited the Dodger clubhouse in Philadelphia and invited him to serve as a bat boy. Since his father had great interest in this sport himself, he focused on his son’s potential and encouraged him to continue training. During his schooling at the Miami-Dade Community College, Piazza was drafted by the Dodgers in the 1988 Major League Baseball(MLB) Amateur Draft. He became an excellent hitter, and made his professional league debut in September 1992 against the Chicago Cubs, kick-starting his net worth. A year later, he won the National League MLB Rookie of the Year Award, and was selected to the 1993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

After seven seasons with the Dodgers, he was traded to the Florida Marlins in May 1998, but appeared in only five games with the team, and was soon traded to the New York Mets, subsequently helping them to play-off appearances consecutively in 1999 and 2000, which led to a National League pennant and a World Series appearance in the 2000 Subway Series. Piazza now earned the nickname “The Monster” for his hitting ability.

Although he was initially spotted as a hitter, Mike had notable defensive achievements. In 2005 he played his final game for Mets as he became a free agent, but soon was signed by the San Diego Padres in January 2006 on a one-year contract. Piazza also represented Italy in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. He started with the Padres as a catcher and clean-up hitter, collecting his 2000th career hit in the major leagues in July 2006.

His net worth was continuing to grow, however, in December the same year he signed as a free agent with the Oakland Athletics, but then not being signed to any MLB team for the 2008 season, Mike retired in May 2008. Upon his retirement, Piazza showed up on the “Shea Goodbye” closing ceremony in September 2008 where he received the final pitch in the history of the stadium from Tom Seaver.

Apart from his successful baseball career, Piazza has also had acting ventures, and appeared in the “Two Weeks Notice” movie while also acting in various TV shows and commercials.

When it comes to his personal life, Mike has been married to Playboy Playmate Alicia Rickter since January 2005 and the couple have two daughters. He is a big fan of heavy metal music and is featured on the Black Label Society’s CD “Stronger Than Death”. Since 2002, Piazza has been living in Miami.


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Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to Dodgertown2015Documentary
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart2013TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-2010TV SeriesHimself - Beer Pong at the ESPYs / Himself
The Last Play at Shea2010DocumentaryHimself
Prime 92009TV SeriesHimself
That Metal Show2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rome Is Burning2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Champions of Faith: Baseball Edition2007Video documentaryHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Night Baseball1992-2006TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Catcher / Himself - New York Mets Catcher / Himself - New York Mets Designated Hitter / ...
Baseball's Secret Formula2006TV MovieHimself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2005TV SeriesHimself
2005 MLB All-Star Game2005TV SpecialHimself - NL Starting Catcher: New York Mets
The Apprentice2004TV SeriesHimself
2004 MLB All-Star Game2004TV SpecialHimself - NL Starting Catcher: New York Mets
High Hopes: The Anatomy of a Winner2003Video documentaryHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Catcher
What's New, Scooby-Doo?2003TV SeriesHimself
Two Weeks Notice2002Himself
2002 MLB All-Star Game2002TV SpecialHimself - NL Starting Catcher: New York Mets
2001 MLB All-Star Game2001TV SpecialHimself
Jeopardy!1997-2001TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
2000 Official World Series2000Video documentaryHimself (New York Mets catcher)
2000 National League Championship Series2000TV SeriesHimself - New York Mets Catcher
2000 MLB All-Star Game2000TV SpecialHimself - NL Catcher: New York Mets
Howard Stern2000TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself
1999 National League Championship Series1999TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Mets Catcher
1999 MLB All-Star Game1999TV SpecialHimself
1998 MLB All-Star Game1998TV SpecialHimself
1997 MLB All-Star Game1997TV SpecialHimself - NL Starting Catcher: Los Angeles Dodgers
1996 MLB All-Star Game1996TV SpecialHimself
1995 MLB All-Star Game1995TV SpecialHimself - NL Catcher
Baywatch1995TV SeriesHimself
Married with Children1994TV SeriesHimself
1994 MLB All-Star Game1994TV SpecialHimself - NL Catcher
Comic Relief: Baseball Relief '931993TV MovieHimself
1993 MLB All-Star Game1993TV SpecialHimself - NL Catcher

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Ted Williams2009TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Rome Is Burning2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Beyond the Glory2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Nine Innings from Ground Zero2004TV Movie documentaryHimself

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