Mike Piazza

2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

Piazza in 2012, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Michael Joseph Piazza

Place of Birth: Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 4, 1968

*Italian/Sicilian (father)
*Slovak (mother)

Mike Piazza is an American professional baseball player. A catcher, he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Florida Marlins, the New York Mets, the San Diego Padres, and the Oakland Athletics, for a total sixteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB).

He is the son of Veronica and Vincent Piazza. He is married to model and actress Alicia Rickter, who was a Playboy Playmate, with whom he has three childen.

Mike’s paternal grandfather was named Rosario “Russel”/Russell Piazza. Rosario was born, c. 1913, in Sciacca, Province of Agrigento, Sicily.

Mike’s paternal grandmother was named Elizabeth. Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania.

Mike’s maternal grandfather was John P. Horenci (the son of Joseph Horenci and Helen/Ilona Dubovski). John was born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, to Slovak parents. Joseph was from Dubovany, Piešťany.

Mike’s maternal grandmother was Mary R. Natisky (the daughter of Joseph Natisky and Alberta Halo). Mary was born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

Sources: https://www.facebook.com

Mike’s maternal grandfather, John P. Horenci, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Mike’s maternal grandfather, John P. Horenci – https://www.newspapers.com

Obituary of Mike’s maternal grandmother, Mary R. (Natisky) Horenci – https://www.fcsla.com

4 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    His parents were Joseph Horenci and Helen/Ilona Dubovski.

    This might be also them:
    Joseph is from Dubovany, Piešťany.

  2. bearboy says:

    Officially in the Hall of Fame!

  3. andrew says:

    his Italian side is Sicilian

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