Piazza Still Has Plenty To Offer

Baseball America's readers have watched Mike Piazza grow up from a forgettable 62nd-round draft pick to a top prospect to, quickly and forcefully, the greatest offensive catcher in baseball history. After so many calls for him to move positions, at 37, he still finished this season as perhaps the National League's most productive catcher. But now comes the slow fade-out: Piazza will almost certainly open next season in the American League, as a designated hitter, ending a remarkable run. I sat down with Piazza during this year's final week to talk about aging, the weirdness of New York and what his career could still hold.

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