American champion and national baseball coach Mike Piazza at Carraia’s ‘B-day’

Tomorrow, starting from 9 am and until 8 pm, the B-Day, the special day of Baseball, organized by the DRK Sport Society of Capannori, with the collaboration of the Italian Baseball Federation, returns to the sports center of Carraia “Checchi Calcio” and Softball and the patronage of the municipality of Capannori, Province of Lucca, Sport and Health and Italian Baseball Softball Players Association.

A day, in itself, special that will be made unique by the presence of one of the greatest champions of American baseball, included in the small circle of the strongest of all time, in the Major League Hall of Fame, Mike Piazza. As Technical Commissioner of the Italian Baseball National Team, Mike Piazza will attend the day in Carraia and will meet young athletes and families on and off the pitch. It will be a unique opportunity to see a great international champion up close in one of the most popular disciplines in America. Mike Piazza has many records, still unbeaten today, but above all his commitment to supporting initiatives in the social field is great. And the special day for the athletes of the ‘Allegra Brigata Special Olympics Lucca “who will compete with other similar realities in Tuscany, such as the Special Team of Livorno, as well as with the boys of the youth baseball teams, at the Carraia fields, offers the starting point to talk about the importance of sport in all fields, even in that of disability.

Mike Piazza participated in the press conference to present the event held this morning (Friday) in the municipal office which was attended by the councilor for sport, Lucia Micheli, the president of the DRK Sport Society, Gian Paolo Mazzarri together with the councilor Antonio Modestino and Marco Landi responsible for the communication of the Italian Baseball Federation.

We are very happy to support this beautiful event which, together with the values ​​of sport, promotes those, which are fundamental for us, of inclusion and solidarity. – says the councilor for sport, Lucia Micheli -. An edition that this year boasts a truly significant presence, that of one of the greatest champions of American baseball, which will certainly make this day more special. We thank the organizers for the commitment and passion with which they carry out this event“.

This event, now in its seventh edition, has grown over the years and today has not only a territorial but also a regional appeal – says the president of the DRK Sport Company, Gian Paolo Mazzarri -. A day of popularization of baseball as a highly inclusive sport. I thank the municipality for its cooperation“.

This event was born and continued with the spirit of promoting the social and inclusive value of sport, in this case baseball – explains Antonio Modestino director of the company DRK sport -. In fact, we believe that sport is a fundamental tool for overcoming barriers and diversity“.

Marco Landi, head of communication for the Italian Baseball Federation, also underlines how, for several years, the Federation has been very close to the Capannori club who, with Antonio Modestino and his staff, are doing their utmost to promote the discipline in every field, always giving a social imprint, like last June’s BB-Day in Marlia.

Mike Piazza shows up on his own: best hitter hitter of all time and holder of the career home run record by a catcher with 396.

The B-Day program includes the meeting at 9 am and the start of sports activities at 10.30, which will resume in the afternoon at 2 pm and 4 pm. At 6 pm there will be the awarding of the athletes and technicians with the delivery of the B pendant. Day and the certificate and a convivial moment will follow.

Capannori, 23 September 2022



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