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I know Piazza if voted in to the Hall of Fame he will go in as a Met, but I am still a fan not only because he came up as a Dodger, but because he came through Albuquerque on his way up.
Here is some of Piazza's numbers and highlights while in a Dodger uniform from Roscaim's article.
His first homerun was hit to right center with men on second and third and the Dodgers were leading the Giants 3-0. Steve Reed was the pitcher.
We might want to call Piazza Mr. June, because he hit 85 of his 427 homers in the month of June.
Piazza played 726 games as a Dodger and caught 700.
Correction to previos info here. Piazza leads catchers with 396 homers. He leads Carlton Fisk by 45 homers. Those numbers are homeruns while at the catcher position.
Sorry about the mis information, I was looking at career plate appearance per homerun. Piazza 427, 18.14, Campanella 242, 19.90.
This is a must read not only for Dodger fans but for baseball fans.
This got me thinking what Piazza's number were while here in Albuquerque?
Piazza only spent part of one the 1992 season with the Dukes 94 games, but he did hit .341 16 homers and knocked in 69 RBI in 358 at bats.
Piazza's final numbers while playin 16 years in Major League Baseball, .308, 1335 RBI, 427 homers 2127 hits. I say he gets in.
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