Mike Piazza, ex-catcher, to star in ballet

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Mike Piazza, former MLB baseball player, strikes a pose as he is fitted for his costume for his role in "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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