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Details Revealed on How Mike Piazza, Wife Bankrupted an Italian Soccer Club

Mike Piazza had a Hall of Fame baseball career and is one of the best offensive catchers in MLB history. However, he was less successful as the owner of a soccer club.

The Athletic's Robert Andrew Powell provided the details behind how A.C. Reggiana 1919, the Italian soccer club in which Piazza had a controlling stake, went bankrupt in July under the Hall of Famer's watch.

According to Powell, Reggiana's budget skyrocketed after Piazza took over, rising from around €500,000 ($568,458) before he purchased to club to more €6 million ($6.