From an unwanted power-hitting first baseman to a Hall of Fame catcher, Mike Piazza reflects on the long, winding journey.
The post-9/11 catcher’s helmet worn by Mike Piazza will be offered in Goldin Auctions live event at The National. Piazza’s jersey from the same game sold for $365,000 earlier this year.
Steiner Sports’ Spring Fling Auction is now live, ending June 26, with 1,700 lots of sports memorabilia ranging from one-of-a-kind game-used gems to autographs from Hall of Famers. Plenty of Yankees stuff, too.
Mike Piazza’s Orientation Visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame brings the significance of his election to the forefront. In an exclusive interview, Piazza opens up about his career and his place among baseball immortals.
The jersey Mike Piazza wore during the first Mets home game after 9/11 in which he hit the game-winning home run sold privately for $365,000. The jersey will be on a rotating display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, the 9/11 Memorial Museum and Citi Field.
The newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame are Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza. Griffey Jr. was named on all but three ballots, the highest percentage to date.
For the second consecutive year, three first-ballot candidates were added to Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio joins John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson for baseball’s most coveted honor.
In a sale that had seven items top the $100,000 mark, Heritage’s Platinum Night Auction was led by Joe Jackson’s rookie bat, Ali’s gloves from his first bout with Sonny Liston and Babe Ruth 1923 pocket watch.
From Mark Fidrych to Willie Stargell, 2013’s baseball books cover nearly every topic imaginable – and they are all fun to read! Here’s the conclusion to SCD’s annual Best of the Year list.
Among the best baseball books published this year were two on Ted Williams and one each on Ty Cobb, Hank Greenberg and the DiMaggios – superstars long before the advent of World War II. Check these out and two dozen more in this review.