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Ex-Brave John Smoltz among 17 newcomers on hall ballot.

...Association of America ballot announced Monday. That group includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines.Johnson went 303-166, won five Cy Young Awards. The Big Unit struck out 4,875...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-24/ex-brave-john-smoltz-amo
Mets' Mike Piazza weds former Playboy Playmate

MIAMI - Mets catcher Mike Piazza married former Playboy Playmate and "Baywatch" star Alicia Rickter in a candlelight church ceremony. With baseball superstars...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/31/bas_441389.shtml
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Mets acquire Piazza from Marlins

NEW YORK -- Mike Piazza has another new home -- and this one should last for more than a...very quickly," Marlins GM Dave Dombrowski said. "When we acquired Mike Piazza's contract, we weren't sure how soon it would happen." The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/23/oth_229378.shtml
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Mets rise to occasion

NEW YORK -- Bringing Mike Piazza to New York started the Mets' rise from mediocrity to the World Series. The trade for Mike Hampton accelerated the journey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/18/bas_300539.shtml
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Bat incident talk of series

NEW YORK -- Once Mike Piazza called Roger Clemens "unstable" and baseball began an investigation...been Mike Bordick's bat. The only thing strange was that it was Mike (Piazza)." The Mets were still seething at Clemens, having seen him...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/24/bas_301823.shtml
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Piazza out of lineup for Game 3

NEW YORK -- All-Star catcher Mike Piazza watched Friday night's Game 3 of the NL Division Playoffs...in 140 at-bats. "Obviously, you can't replace Mike Piazza in the lineup," Mets pitcher Al Leiter said. "Hopefully...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/09/bas_272233.shtml
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Mets face Braves in NL series

...first time in 11 years. Todd Pratt, replacing injured Mike Piazza for the second straight day, homered in the 10th inning...from a finger injury but pitched a 1-2-3 10th. "Mike Piazza will be back, but Todd Pratt has always been there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/10/bas_272406.shtml
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Baseball roundup: Dodgers will miss Piazza

...Ramon Martinez hated to see longtime batterymate Mike Piazza go, and he isn't looking forward to facing him. The...tying for the major league lead with his 16th home run. Mike Piazza, traded from Los Angeles to Florida on Friday night...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/17/oth_228370.shtml
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Mets baffled by Dempster

MIAMI -- Ryan Dempster pitched a one-hitter, allowing only a sixth-inning double by Mike Piazza, for his first career shutout as the Florida Marlins beat the New York Mets 3-0 Sunday. Dempster (3-2) struck out eight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/08/bas_287765.shtml
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Clemens fined

...barrel of a shattered bat toward New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza in Game 2 of the World Series. Clemens wasn't ejected...think Roger Clemens intended the barrel of the bat to hit Mike Piazza." While Clemens makes millions of dollars, he may...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/25/bas_302013.shtml
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