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July 6, 2003
On Friday, July 4, 2003, FRANK A. PIAZZA age 72, devoted father of Linda Piazza, Deborah Coppock, Joseph Piazza, Michele Scheppske, Tracey Hagy, and Patrick Piazza; brother of Paul Piazza and Martha Piazza. Also survived by ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, July 18 at 10 A.M. at The Stella Maris Chapel with a committal service immediately following at The Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Stella Maris Hospice or The American Cancer Society.
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By DAN CONNOLLY | May 25, 2008
Observations, opinions and musings from this week in Major League Baseball. Mike Piazza, one of the greatest underdog stories in baseball history, announced his retirement last week after 16 seasons in the major leagues. The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted him in the 62nd round in 1988, partially as a favor to then-Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda, who was a close family friend. Now, Piazza is being referred to as a "future Hall of Famer." Piazza is a 12-time All-Star who amassed 2,127 hits, 427 home runs, 1,335 RBIs and a career average of .308.
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NEWS
April 9, 2005
On April 7, 2005, SAMUEL R. PIAZZA; beloved husband of Katherine Piazza; loving father of Robert, David, and Samuel Jr.; grandfather of Christina, Toni, Kelly, and Samantha. Relatives and friends may call at the family owned Ambrose Funeral Home, Inc., 1328 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus, on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where a Funeral Service will be held Monday at 10 A.M. Interment following at the Maryland Veteran Cemetery at Crownsville.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN REPORTER | May 20, 2007
Jack Cust might forever be remembered in Baltimore for the night he took a comical spill while trying to score the winning run in an eventual loss to the New York Yankees. It's part of his Orioles legacy, and he's always accepted it with good humor. A better story, one that doesn't involve his crawling toward home plate and being tagged out, is the way Cust has landed on his feet. Acquired from the San Diego Padres after designated hitter Mike Piazza went on the disabled list earlier this month, Cust has transferred the power he's displayed in the minors - 199 home runs - to the Oakland Athletics' lineup.
NEWS
February 8, 2007
On February 5, 2007, MARY S. (nee Fazio); beloved wife of the late Vincent Maggio and the late Robert Piazza; devoted mother of Anthony Maggio, Angeline Smith, Joseph Piazza and Rosemarie Cramer. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. A Christian Wake Service will be held at the Lassahn Funeral Home, Inc., 7401 Belair Road, on Thursday at 3 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, on Friday at 11 A.M. Entombment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Sun Staff Writer | July 8, 1994
Last July, when the All-Star train was pulling into Camden Station, Mike Piazza felt a little like the lunch-pail-toting commuter who got onto the wrong car and ended up with the champagne-and-brie passengers."
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By Ken Rosenthal | May 16, 1998
Should the Orioles trade for Mike Piazza?Not unless they can steal him, and don't count on that happening.Piazza, 29, is one of the top offensive players in the game, but he's also a selfish dunce who turned down the richest contract offer in major-league history.He's getting what he deserves -- a trade to Triple-A Florida, after the deal was approved by another beauty, Gary "Show Me The Money" Sheffield.The Orioles probably can't get Piazza. They probably wouldn't want to re-sign him. They probably should just forget the whole thing.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | April 12, 1998
Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Mike Piazza already has set a major-league record this year -- most money ever turned down by a major-league baseball player. The Dodgers offered him a six-year contract worth $14 million per year ($84 million) and Piazza responded by breaking off negotiations.Piazza announced that decision after Dodgers fans booed him on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday and kept the heat on him the following night."I have let the talks become a distraction, and for that I apologize to my teammates and our fans," Piazza said in a prepared statement.
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By Mark Alesia and Mark Alesia,Los Angeles Daily News | October 4, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- The Atlanta Braves fan sitting in the front row behind the San Francisco dugout bowed, in mock reverence to hapless Dave Burba, as the battered Giants relief pitcher left the game in the sixth inning.Dodgers infielder Lenny Harris bowed, too, to teammate Mike Piazza as he returned to the dugout in the ninth inning.No mocking there."We saw history," Harris said.In his final at bat, in the final inning, in the final game of an extraordinary rookie year, Piazza hit his second home run of the game, his Los Angeles record 35th of the season, a three-run shot that intensified the Giants' agony.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 17, 1998
The memo landed on Peter G. Angelos' law office desk early Friday afternoon. The message was cryptic in both delivery and content.The sender: anonymous.The script: a mega-trade involving Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Mike Piazza to the Florida Marlins is imminent. The dead-in-the-water defending world champions, committed to slicing and dicing their payroll to $12 million over the objection of manager Jim Leyland, are then a cinch to recycle Piazza to a contender before August.Translation: Mr. A, Get Involved!
NEWS
April 20, 2007
On April 16, 2007, JOHN, beloved son of Dorothy Piazza (nee Curran), beloved father of Sandra Braman, grandfather of Christopher and Phillip Braman. He is also survived by three brothers, three sisters and many nieces and nephews. Services at Brooklyn Park Church of the United Brethren, 201 W. Hilltop Rd, 21225 on Saturday, April 21 at 2pm.
NEWS
February 8, 2007
On February 5, 2007, MARY S. (nee Fazio); beloved wife of the late Vincent Maggio and the late Robert Piazza; devoted mother of Anthony Maggio, Angeline Smith, Joseph Piazza and Rosemarie Cramer. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. A Christian Wake Service will be held at the Lassahn Funeral Home, Inc., 7401 Belair Road, on Thursday at 3 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, on Friday at 11 A.M. Entombment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,sun theater critic | December 26, 2006
A language barrier is part of the plot of The Light in the Piazza, the musical based on Elizabeth Spencer's novella about a non-Italian-speaking American mother and her grown daughter traveling in Italy in the 1950s. But - at the risk of sounding cliched - music, light and love transcend that barrier in this resplendent musical. At the height of emotion, for example, composer/lyricist Adam Guettel has given the young lovers' a romantic duet, Say It Somehow, that consists mostly of wordless "ah's."
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,[SUN THEATER CRITIC ] | September 10, 2006
"Let's take this show on the road." It sounds so simple, it's become a cliche. But in the most literal sense -- that is, mounting a touring production, also known as a road show -- there's nothing simple about it. For instance: What if the Broadway show that's going on the road is relatively small-scale -- like The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee or The Light in the Piazza -- but it's going to be performed in a gigantic theater? Or, what if, like Wicked, the show is so massive that moving it from one city to another is a major production itself?
SPORTS
By DAN CONNOLLY and DAN CONNOLLY,SUN STAFF | July 24, 2005
A 36-year-old likely Hall of Famer was dropped to sixth in the lineup last week, and this time it had nothing to do with the Orioles. Like Sammy Sosa earlier this season, New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza said he wasn't bothered by the move, which has been called temporary. "It's fine," Piazza said. "It is what it is. For me, the bottom line is the team. If we can get above .500 and make a little bit of a surge, that's what's important to me." Piazza, who was hitting .259 with 11 homers and 42 RBIs in his first 80 games, hadn't batted lower than fifth since May 12, 1993, his first full big league season.
NEWS
By ROBERT LITTLE and ROBERT LITTLE,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 9, 2005
ROME - Krzszytof Rybarczyk arrived at the Piazza Pia at dawn yesterday, later than most, and wedged himself into the rumpled mass of bodies there. What he saw once the sun fully rose - a stifling crowd, ankle-deep trash - would have appalled him on any day other than yesterday. For at 10:05 a.m., when the pallbearers first hoisted the coffin of Pope John Paul II onto their shoulders, Rybarczyk and the thousands upon thousands of people around him stood and applauded. They could barely see the image on a video screen in the distance, but they quickly grew quiet and transformed the littered piazza into what might as well have been a cathedral.
NEWS
April 9, 2005
On April 7, 2005, SAMUEL R. PIAZZA; beloved husband of Katherine Piazza; loving father of Robert, David, and Samuel Jr.; grandfather of Christina, Toni, Kelly, and Samantha. Relatives and friends may call at the family owned Ambrose Funeral Home, Inc., 1328 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus, on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where a Funeral Service will be held Monday at 10 A.M. Interment following at the Maryland Veteran Cemetery at Crownsville.
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