Mike Piazza, the greatest hitting catcher in the history of baseball, is best known for his time with the LA Dodgers from 1992-1998 and NY Mets from 1998-2005. LONG SHOT; (Feb. 12, 2013) is PIazza’s candid, surprising, inspiring, autobiography. From his inauspicious draft selection to the achievements that earned him 58% of the Hall of Fame vote on his first appearance on the ballot. Long Shot provides invaluable insight on the most controversial era in Major League Baseball. Piazza addresses many of the controversies that dogged his career including his confrontation with Roger Clemens, rumors of being gay, and the steroid controversy that hovered over the sport. He describes the thrill of his game-winning home run on September 21, 2011, the first sporting event in New York after 9/11 and adjusting to life after baseball.
MV Note: Overall, this is a great book. Very candid description of Piazza and his place in baseball history. A must read for baseball fans! Buy it today on Amazon.