Mike Piazza, ex-catcher, to star in ballet

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Former MLB baseball player Mike Piazza poses for a photograph with Miami City ballet principal dancer Patricia Delgado before a rehearsal of "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue"  at the Miami City Ballet, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Miami Beach, Fla. Piazza will play a gangster in the ballet on May 3. He will say a few lines and then watch the rest of the performance from a seat onstage.  Piazza says his turn with the troupe is his gift to his 6-year-old daughter, a student at Miami City Ballet School. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Former baseball player Mike Piazza will take the stage with Miami City Ballet next month. Piazza will walk on stage and say a few lines in the company's May 3 production of the ballet George Balanchine choreographed as part of the 1930s musical "On Your Toes."

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