Former New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza and his beautiful wife, former model Alicia Rickter have announced the birth of a baby girl to their family. Read more about their new arrival Paulina Sophia Piazza here.

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Mike Piazza and his wife Alicia Rickter are celebrating the birth of their new baby girl Paulina Sophia Piazza. The couple just announced the news to the media this month. The little miss was born on August 3rd, 2009.

Paulina is baby sister to big sister Nicoletta Veronica, who is two and a half years of age.

About having two girls as a part of his family, Mike tells People, “We are blessed to have two healthy girls – we are so grateful. Being a father – it’s the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. I’m excited to be at home and enjoy moments with my kid.”

On Monday, August 3rd Alicia gave birth at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida.

Congratulations to Mike Piazza and his wife Alicia on the birth of Paulina Sophia Piazza! We hope they are enjoying their new arrival.

Piazza retired from his baseball career on May 20, 2008 to spend time with his family.

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