Mets great Mike Piazza agrees to purchase majority share of Italian soccer club

Jun 11, 2016 604

by Maria Guardado

It's been a big year for Mets great Mike Piazza. In January, Piazza was elected to the Hall of Fame, and he'll be formally enshrined at Cooperstown (with a Mets cap) during a special ceremony on July 24. Shortly therafter, the Mets will honor Piazza by retiring his No. 31 during "Mike Piazza Weekend" from July 29-31 at Citi Field.

Now, Piazza will begin to make inroads into another sport: Soccer. Piazza announced Wednesday via Twitter that he's agreed in principle to purchase a majority share of Italian soccer club A.C. Reggiana 1919 of the Lega Pro league. An ardent soccer fan, Piazza had previously expressed interest in buying Parma, another Italian club.

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Source: http://www.nj.com/

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