Former Los Angeles Dodgers and Hall of Famer Mike Piazza reflected on the time he spent in Los Angeles. Piazza spent a total of 7 years with the Dodgers organization before going off to play with the New York Mets.
While on Jimmy Kimmel Live Piazza reflected on his time with the Dodgers before leaving in 1998. Piazza will be in inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday in Cooperstown. A hot topic about his induction is that Piazza chose the Mets as his team to be enshrined with. He played with the Mets from 1998 to 2005 before retiring in 2007.
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Parting ways with the Dodgers wasn’t an easy decision for Piazza. He claims Tommy Lasorda, whom he also calls his “guardian angel”, was angry that Piazza was taking his talents elsewhere.
“I gave you your chance. You stabbed me in the back,” Piazza said.
Piazza did have some great moments as a Dodger, and a great overall career. In 16 years in the MLB, Piazza racked up 427 home runs and 1,335 RBIs.
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Piazza hopes Lasorda will make it out for the induction and talks about the next step in his life. Watch Piazza’s interview below.
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