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Mike Piazza to Hold Book Signing in Collegeville

The famed catcher, born in Norristown, will promote his new book, 'Long Shot,' at the Towne Book Center on Feb. 13.

Mike Piazza will sign copies of his new book, “Long Shot,” at Towne Book Center in Collegeville on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.

The Norristown-born, Phoenixville-bred catcher’s new autobiography tells his story of being selected in the 1988 baseball draft as a 62nd round “courtesy pick,” end eventually becoming the greatest-hitting catcher in the history of baseball.

In the book, Piazza discusses his local upbringing, his 2000 World Series with the Yankees, the steroid controversy, gay rumors, and the thrill of hitting the game-winning homerun on Sept. 21 2001, the first game in New York after Sept. 11, 2001, according to the book description.

The Towne Book Center, located in the Providence Town Center, is asking that customers RSVP by calling 610-454-0640.

Piazza will be available to sign books, but no memorabilia.

The book, available for purchase Feb. 12, is available for preorder on the Towne Book Center Website.

Douglas J. Trainor February 08, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Who is the guy next to David White?
LocalGirl February 08, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Douglas, you are seriously funny. LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1 February 08, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Seem's Mike is coming around this area more and more often. Back in his playing days he actually denied being form Phoenixville (see the "born in Norristown" comment above) but he appears to be coming back quite a bit now. I have to wonder if he is running low on cash (remember that even in his prime guys weren't making the really large bucks like they do today - Barry Bonds was the top paid guy and was making around 8 million a year. Now a days scrubs like Joe Blanten make that) I know his family is still really rich but I have to wonder if he is returning to this area because he can't afford the high life in Cali anymore. Most guys who aren't hard up for cash don't pimp themselves out with tell all books and autograph signings, especially at low end venues like the Towne Book Center in Collegeville. Not trying to be a hater....just wondering.

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