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CATCH A RISING STAR
Richard Hoffer
May 13, 1996
Mike Piazza, the hard-hitting receiver of the Los Angeles Dodgers, may not be Oscar material, but he's auditioning for an MVP
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May 13, 1996

Catch A Rising Star

Mike Piazza, the hard-hitting receiver of the Los Angeles Dodgers, may not be Oscar material, but he's auditioning for an MVP

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As Piazza continues to improve as a player, that modesty cannot endure before it becomes false modesty. If he is not yet the best player in baseball, as Lasorda proclaims him to be, he is certainly in that mix. It can't be too much longer before his role as director of the MVP is not a stretch whatsoever. It'll just be, in these parts anyway, the worst kind of typecasting.

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