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Mike Piazza By LeRoy Neiman Offset 26 x 36 Lithograph

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LeRoy Neiman's friendship with All-Star and future Hall of Famer Mike Piazza began when the great catcher was with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The artist first sketched Piazza in his early big league years. He was impressed with the player's power, but even more so with his overall presence. To quote Neiman, "Piazza represents the healthy, perfectly conditioned athlete. In his moves, effortless and graceful, you see an ideal, picture-perfect sports hero in action. A fierce competitor, Piazza is the ultimate professional."

Neiman continues, "When Mike was traded to the New York Mets in 1998 he had expressed his strong desire to Mets management that he wear number 31, which he had worn for a decade with the Dodgers. The trouble was, John Franco, the Mets long-time star relief pitcher, had been wearing that number for many years. But Franco gave the number to Piazza. In appreciation for John Franco's extraordinary generosity, Mike commissioned me to do a painting of Franco, which he presented to Franco as a thank you gesture. That's the sort of guy Mike is."

Without intending it, Neiman's anecdote tells as much about the artist as the athlete. When Mike Piazza wanted something special for a colleague, to whom did he turn? What better testament could there be to the unique abilities, stature and reputation of LeRoy Neiman? That's the kind of painter LeRoy Neiman is!

  • Limited Edition of 5,000
  • Measures 26.5” x 36.5”
  • Produced on heavy stock
  • Shipped rolled
Player Biography
From 62nd round draft pick to Cooperstown, Mike Piazza traveled a road none had taken. When he retired, Piazza could lay claim to being one of the greatest hitting catchers in history. Piazza burst on the scene in 1993, winning National League Rookie of the Year honors after hitting .318 with 35 home runs and 112 RBI. After five stellar seasons with the Dodgers that included two runner-up finishes in the NL Most Valuable Player Award voting, Piazza was traded to the Marlins and then to the Mets, where he led New York to the 2000 National League pennant. In 16 big league seasons, Piazza hit 427 home runs – including a record 396 as a catcher. He was named to 12 All-Star Games and won 10 Silver Slugger Awards.

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LeRoy Neiman's friendship with All-Star and future Hall of Famer Mike Piazza began when the great catcher was with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The artist first sketched Piazza in his early big league years. He was impressed with the player's power, but even more so with his overall presence. To quote Neiman, "Piazza represents the healthy, perfectly conditioned athlete. In his moves, effortless and graceful, you see an ideal, picture-perfect sports hero in action. A fierce competitor, Piazza is the ultimate professional."

Neiman continues, "When Mike was traded to the New York Mets in 1998 he had expressed his strong desire to Mets management that he wear number 31, which he had worn for a decade with the Dodgers. The trouble was, John Franco, the Mets long-time star relief pitcher, had been wearing that number for many years. But Franco gave the number to Piazza. In appreciation for John Franco's extraordinary generosity, Mike commissioned me to do a painting of Franco, which he presented to Franco as a thank you gesture. That's the sort of guy Mike is."

Without intending it, Neiman's anecdote tells as much about the artist as the athlete. When Mike Piazza wanted something special for a colleague, to whom did he turn? What better testament could there be to the unique abilities, stature and reputation of LeRoy Neiman? That's the kind of painter LeRoy Neiman is!

  • Limited Edition of 5,000
  • Measures 26.5” x 36.5”
  • Produced on heavy stock
  • Shipped rolled
Player Biography
From 62nd round draft pick to Cooperstown, Mike Piazza traveled a road none had taken. When he retired, Piazza could lay claim to being one of the greatest hitting catchers in history. Piazza burst on the scene in 1993, winning National League Rookie of the Year honors after hitting .318 with 35 home runs and 112 RBI. After five stellar seasons with the Dodgers that included two runner-up finishes in the NL Most Valuable Player Award voting, Piazza was traded to the Marlins and then to the Mets, where he led New York to the 2000 National League pennant. In 16 big league seasons, Piazza hit 427 home runs – including a record 396 as a catcher. He was named to 12 All-Star Games and won 10 Silver Slugger Awards.

Men's Jerseys

JERSEY SIZE 40 44 48 52 56 60
Size Equivalent S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
Chest 34 - 36" 38 - 40" 42 - 44" 46 - 48" 50 - 52" 54 - 56" 58 - 60"
Waist 28 - 30" 32 - 34" 36 - 38" 40 - 42" 44 - 46" 48 - 50" 52 - 54"
Hip 34 - 36" 38 - 40" 42 - 44" 46 - 48" 50 - 52" 54 - 56" 58 - 60"