After signing a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners in January and playing in 19 Cactus League games during 2018 Spring Training in Arizona, Team Italy outfielder John Andreoli was assigned to Triple-A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers. Starting the season as the team's leadoff hitter, John Andreoli has since flourished by leading the squad in...

The Museo Italo Americano and the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club as well as the San Diego Little Italy’s Amici House and Convivio are proud to co-present exciting nights in San Francisco (April 26) and San Diego (April 28) celebrating “Baseball Italian Style”. Special guests include renowned author Lawrence Baldassaro (Beyond DiMaggio: Italian...

When: Thursday, April 26, 6–8 p.m. - Where: S.F. Italian Athletic Club (1630 Stockton St.) Museo Italo Americano and San Francisco Italian Athletic Club proudly co-present a celebration of Italian Americans in baseball. Special guests include author Lawrence Baldassaro, who will present his new book, Beyond DiMaggio: Baseball Italian Style,and film...

Milwaukee's Larry Baldassaro is the author and/or editor of a number of great books about baseball history, including "Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball," "Ted Williams: Reflections on a Splendid Life" and co-editor of "he American Game: Baseball and Ethnicity." You may also recognize Baldassaro's name from his work for the Milwaukee B...

Baseball has always been a big part of Cleveland culture, and on Wednesday, March 28, students and faculty at Case Western Reserve University have an opportunity to learn more about it. At 7:30 p.m., a “Celebration of Italian American Baseball” will feature a screening of an award-winning documentary, “Italian American Baseball Family,” followed by...

“It’s rare that he hits a cheap one.” - Mike on Mike appreciation from Blowers. Thirty four minutes later, he did it again. And then thirty two minutes after that he did it yet again. In the top of the bottom of the eighth inning he took pity on Nick Ramirez, who’d just entered, the game, and only knocked a line drive single into center. Perhaps it...

The Italian American sportswomen have left a luminous trail in the American sports, either in the most popular disciplines and in those less practiced or far from the front pages of newspapers and TV programming.   Baseball  In 1942, Philip Wrigley (owner of the Chicago Cubs) financed an analysis about the project to create a women's baseball champ...

Nottata storica per il baseball italiano. Due giocatori azzurri hanno calcato il diamante americano insieme. È successo nel match di Cactus League, torneo di preparazione alla stagione della Major League che si tiene in Arizona, tra i Kansas City Royals e i Texas Rangers. I due protagonisti sono Alex Liddi e Marten Gasparini. Liddi, terza base di 2...

Larry Baldassaro grew up in Chicopee, loving baseball and dreaming about pitching in the big leagues. Along the way, he came under the guidance of Hank Gonet, a caring mentor to countless kids who played for him on Chicopee Boys Club sandlot teams. If you played for Hank, you learned the fundamentals, and you learned how to win. In Baldassaro's Boy...

The Little Italy Association will be partnering with other Italian cultural groups, Convivio and the Italian Cultural Center, to celebrate Italian heritage through the sport of baseball in San Diego this spring. On Thursday, May 31, the organizations will come together to celebrate America’s favorite pastime — baseball — at the San Diego Padres “It...