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New Books: Mike Piazza – Long Shot

This aptly titled autobiography of Mike Piazza, (drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 62nd round of the 1988 draft as a “courtesy pick.” The Dodgers never expected him to play for them or anywhere else), takes an inside look at life in the majors and addresses all the controversies tied to him.

A 12-time Major League Baseball All Star, who currently holds the all-time record for most homeruns hit by a catcher in a career (396), Mike tells the story behind his dramatic confrontation with Roger Clemens. He addresses the steroid controversy that hovered around him and Major League Baseball during his time and provides valuable perspective on the subject.

The National League Rookie of the Year in 1993, also addresses the rumors of being gay and describes the thrill of his game-winning home run on September 21, 2001, the first baseball game played in New York after the 9/11 tragedy.

Co-author Lonnie Wheeler’s numerous books include collaborations on the autobiographies of Hank Aaron (I Had A Hammer) and Bob Gibson (Stranger to the Game), and a baseball dialogue between Gibson and Reggie Jackson (Sixty Feet, Six Inches) 

 

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