Piazza to handle Italian nationwide group

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FILE PHOTO: Former Main League Baseball participant Mike Piazza speaks throughout an interview with CNBC on the ground of the New York Inventory Trade January eight, 2016. Information/Brendan McDermid

Corridor of Fame catcher Mike Piazza will handle the Italian nationwide group within the European Baseball Championship and World Baseball Traditional.

Piazza made the announcement Wednesday morning, and can coach the group within the EBC in 2020 and the 2021 WBC.

“Excited to announce I’ve reached an settlement to handle the Italian Nationwide Baseball group,” Piazza wrote. “This may embody a European Event subsequent 12 months and the 2021 @WBCBaseball Traditional.”

Piazza retired from baseball in 2008 having spent a complete of 16 seasons between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets, together with temporary stays with the Oakland Athletics, the then-Florida (Miami) Marlins and San Diego Padres. He received 10 Silver Slugger awards as a catcher and was a 12-time All-Star.

Inducted within the Baseball Corridor of Fame in 2016, Piazza has by no means managed or coached. However there may be managerial success within the household bloodlines. Tommy Lasorda is a distance cousin of Piazza’s father, Vince.

Piazza was briefly the bulk proprietor of third-tier Italian soccer group AC Reggiana. The franchise folded comparatively quickly after Piazza took management in 2016, ceasing operations on the finish of the 2017-18 season.

Italy was runner-up on the European World Baseball Championship in 2019.

—Subject Stage Media