Does it really matter? Why we should gather as Italian Americans.

May 09, 2016 620

Mike Piazza, twelve-time MLB All Star and recent electee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as an outspoken Catholic and proud Italian American, gave a moving speech this past Thursday at The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Gala. The recipient of NIAF's Special Achievement Award in Sports, Piazza, in a speech The Italian American Podcast will excerpt in an upcoming episode (along with our interview with Piazza), spoke not of himself, but of us. And by "us," of course, I mean Italian Americans.

"When I go into the Hall of Fame," Piazza said to the crowd of more than 700 paesani in attendance, "your mother, your father, your grandparents, they all go in with me." A sentiment that drove the crowd to its feet and filled the room with cheers.

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