Mike Piazza Net Worth

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Mike Piazza net worth is
$80 Million

Mike Piazza Wiki Biography

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.

Full NameMike Piazza
Net Worth$80 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 4, 1968
Place Of BirthNorristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Height6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)
Weight215 lbs (97.5 kg)
ProfessionBaseball player
EducationPhoenixville Area High School, Miami-Dade Community College
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseAlicia Rickter (m. 2005)
ChildrenNicoletta Veronica Piazza, Paulina Sophia Piazza
ParentsVeronica Piazza, Vince Piazza
SiblingsTommy Piazza, Danny Piazza, Tony Piazza, Vince Piazza, Jr.
NicknamesMichael Joseph Piazza
AwardsTed Williams Award (1997), ESPY Award for Breakthrough Athlete (1994), All-Star Game's MVP, All-Star (1993–2002, 2004, 2005), Silver Slugger Award (1993–2002), NL Rookie of the Year (1993), New York Mets Hall of Fame
Movies"Two Weeks Notice", "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" (2013), "Champions of Faith"
TV ShowsThat Metal Show, Eddie Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks show" on WAXQ ("Q-104.3 FM")
1I have gone from a player who thought he would spend his whole career with one organization to a player who's been with three organizations in a week. It's like rotisserie baseball.
1Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, despite suspicion that he took performance-enhancing drugs during his career. Piazza is the lowest-drafted player ever (62nd round) to be elected. [January 6, 2016].
2Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016.
3(January 29) Agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the San Diego Padres. [2006]
4Catcher with New York Mets.
5Signed a one year contract worth 8.5 million dollars to be the new designated hitter for the Oakland Athletics Baseball Club. [December 2006]
6Catcher/1st Baseman with the New York Mets. [March 2004]
7Second daughter, Paulina Sophia Piazza, was born on August 3, 2009 in Miami, Florida, weighing in at 6 lbs. 3 oz and measuring 24 1/2 inches long.
8Co-owner, with Michael Andretti, of "Andretti and Piazzi Sports Cafes".
9Daughter, Nicoletta Veronica Piazza, was born on February 3, 2007 in New York City.
10Announced his retirement from baseball [May 20, 2008].
11His first at bat with the Padres was a home run.
12Named to Baseball Digest magazine's 1993 Rookie All-Star Team.
13Made major league debut on 1 September 1992.
14Grew up and attended high school in Pennsylvania.
15New York Mets All-Time Slugging Percentage Leader (.573).
16Catcher for Los Angeles Dodgers (1992-1998), Florida Marlins (1998) and New York Mets (1998-present).
17Charged the mound after being hit by a pitch from Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Guillermo Mota, igniting a bench-clearing brawl. Both Mota and Piazza were ejected. Piazza left the ballpark while the game was still going without speaking to reporters. Piazza and Mota had a shoving match last year in spring training after the pitcher hit Piazza in the hip with a pitch. [12 March 2003]
18As a kid, he had his own personal batting cage and pitching machine.
19Does commercials for collect calling service 10-10-220.
20Holds single-season record for highest batting average by a catcher (100 or more games) .362 (1997).
21Attended Miami-Dade (North) Community College (FL).
2222 May 1998: Traded by the Marlins to the New York Mets for OF Preston Wilson, P Ed Yarnall and P Geoff Goetz.
2315 May 1998: Traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers with 3B Todd Zeile to the Florida Marlins for OF Gary Sheffield, 3B Bobby Bonilla, C Charles Johnson, OF Jim Eisenreich and P Manuel Barrios.
24When Mike was 12, he received personal hitting instruction from Hall of Famer Ted Williams.
251993 National League Rookie of the Year.
26In 1999, he signed a recordbreaking 7-year, $91 million contract with the New York Mets.
27Then-Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda selected Mike the in the 62nd round (1390th overall pick) of the June 1988 amateur draft as a favor to Mike's father.
28Former Dodger manager, Tommy Lasorda, is a friend of Mike's family and the godfather of his younger brother. He is not Mike's godfather which has been stated in other sources.


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Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2016TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to Dodgertown2015Documentary
The Daily Show2013TV 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
Late Show with David Letterman1998TV SeriesHimself
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
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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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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