Jul 29, 2014

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 to Hold Book Signing in Collegeville

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.

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