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ESPYS Interview Series: Mike Piazza

Updated: July 10, 2012, 3:38 PM ET
Special to ESPN.com


In 1993, Mike Piazza was NL Rookie of the Year and an All-Star. He took home the Best Breakthrough Athlete Award at the 1994 ESPYS.

His early success is well-noted among baseball fans, but one of his most celebrated accomplishments came in 2001. The New York Mets hosted the first post-9/11 professional sporting event in the city, just 10 days after the terrorist attacks. Piazza hit a two-run home run that sealed the Mets' victory over Atlanta, giving New York fans something ...

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