Top 10 moments of Mike Piazza's career

Feb 03, 2022 302

BY: Anthony DiComo

It would be difficult to understate Mike Piazza's impact on multiple organizations throughout his career. For the Dodgers, he was a revelation, a family friend of Tommy Lasorda who became an icon in his own right. For the Mets, he changed the course of franchise history, becoming just the second player to enter the Hall of Fame with a Mets cap on his plaque. In both places, Piazza gained a reputation for clutch hits and prodigious home runs. Here are the Top 10 moments of his career:

1. Healing a nation
Sept. 21, 2001

Ask Piazza, and he will not hesitate in calling his home run on Sept. 21, 2001, the most impactful of his life. Entering the night, no professional sports team had played a game in the five boroughs since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Concerns abounded about how fans would receive the game, how safe it might be, whether it should be played at all.

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