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Michael Eugene LaValliere
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 190 lb.
- School University of Massachusetts Lowell
- High School Trinity High School (Manchester)
- Debut September 9, 1984
- Final Game September 22, 1995
- Born August 18, 1960 in Charlotte, NC USA
 Biographical Information
Chunky Mike LaValliere was a solid but not spectacular catcher in the major leagues for 12 seasons and is most remembered as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was the primary catcher on the Pirates' three Eastern Division champions between 1990 and 1992. He was mostly a singles hitter, and his career high for homers in a season was just 3. He was never an all-star, probably because he was used in platoon situations a lot during his career. The two catchers he shared time with during his time with the Pirates were Junior Ortiz and Don Slaught.
LaValliere's father, Guy LaValliere, was a minor league catcher in 1952 and 1955-1961.
 Notable Achievements
- NL Gold Glove Winner (1987)
 Related Sites
- Venezuelan League Statistics