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Aug. 21, 2000
Aug. 21, 2000

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Aug. 21, 2000

He Delivers

No catcher in history has hit as prolifically as Mike Piazza
(right). Through Sunday he had 271 home runs, 865 RBIs and 680
runs scored in eight-plus major league seasons, which ranked him
sixth, ninth and 16th, respectively, in those categories among
backstops. His dominance is more apparent when you compare his
rate of production with other top catchers' (minimum 1,000
games), including Roy Campanella (left). --David Sabino

This is an article from the Aug. 21, 2000 issue Original Layout

PLAYER AB/HR
Mike Piazza 14.8
Roy Campanella 17.4
Todd Hundley 18.8
Mickey Tettleton 19.2
Johnny Bench 19.7

PLAYER AB/RBI
Mike Piazza 4.6
Roy Campanella 4.9
Bill Dickey 5.2
Yogi Berra 5.3
Gabby Hartnett 5.5

SLUGGING
PLAYER PERCENTAGE
Mike Piazza .584
Roy Campanella .500
Gabby Hartnett .489
Bill Dickey .486
Yogi Berra .482

BATTING
PLAYER AVERAGE
Mike Piazza .331
Mickey Cochrane .320
Bill Dickey .313
Spud Davis .308
Ernie Lombardi .306

ON-BASE
PLAYER PERCENTAGE
Mickey Cochrane .419
Mike Piazza .393
Wally Schang .393
Gene Tenace .391
Bill Dickey .382

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