Apparently, the greatest hitting catcher to ever play baseball thought it was important to let everyone know (AKA: other teams, fans) that he is officially retired. Piazza, a 12-time All-Star, 10-time Silver Slugger, and 1993 Rookie of the Year was a free agent and waited around as long as possible hoping a team would sign him this year. He ends his career with the record for most home runs by a catcher all-time and amazingly hit 30 or more for 9 straight seasons, from 1993-2002. Javy Lopez and Todd Hundley were nothing more than 1-hit wonders. Perhaps one-cycle wonders would be more appropriate?

Mike Piazza is most certainly a first-ballot Hall of Fame candidate but whatever you do, don’t call him gay.

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