Following in the footsteps of fellow Italian players Stefano Berini, Matteo Pizzolini, and Maurizio Andretta, Oscar Tucci has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball for the Clarendon College Bulldogs in Clarendon, Texas as a result of participating in the 2018 International Stars Showcase in Arizona. Oscar Tucci in azione sul monte (ML...

Amongst the many Italian-themed organizations that were ever created, one stands out as potentially being one of the best and brightest. The Italian American Baseball Foundation was created in 2016 and was founded by Joseph Quagliano, Carmine Gangone, and former baseball player Frank Catalanotto. Amongst the members and affiliates of this organizat...

Not only did Azzurri manager Gilberto "Gibo" Gerali recently bring Team Italy to Arizona for theInstructional League Exhibition Series to play against MLB prospects, but many former and currentFederazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) Academists also ventured out west during the month of October to showcase their talent. Led by Mauro Mazzotti,...

When the Tampa Bay Rays traded outfielders Mallex Smith and Jake Fraley to the Seattle Mariners earlier this week to acquire catcher Mike Zunino, outfielder Guillermo Heredia and lefty Michael Plassmeyer, it was a bittersweet moment for fans of both organizations. Mallex had left quite the impression on Rays fans during the 2018 season and provided...

One of this area's most accomplished baseball players was selected to join a hall of fame. No, not that Hall of Fame, the one into which Peoria native Jim Thome was inducted earlier this year. But it's still a pretty formidable hall. Former big-league player and former and probably future big-league manager Joe Girardi, the pride of East Peoria, wa...

Roberto Angotti‘s Italian American Baseball Family has been selected as a finalist in theSPORT MOVIES & TV 2018 Festival in Milan, Italy. Submitted by Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) with Italian subtitles, Italian American Baseball Family features Lawrence Baldassaro, author of “Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball” and “Ba...

To enter, click here and comment, answering the question, "Who is your all-time favorite Italian-American baseball player?" Leave your comment before 5:00pm EST on November 2, and be entered to win a Joe DiMaggio autographed baseball. The baseball comes with a James Spence (JSA) authentication. Italian America Magazine is the official publication o...

At the invitation of We the Italians founder and president Umberto Mucci, Italian American Baseball Family director and producer Roberto Angotti traveled to Italy to share his Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Award-winning documentary with an enthusiastic audience at the Center for American Studies in Rome on September 26, 2018. Among tho...

The Minnesota Twins announced that they have named Rocco Baldelli the 14th Manager in club history.  This will mark the first managerial assignment of Baldelli’s career and the first time for the Twins to hire a manager outside the organization since Ray Miller in 1985. Baldelli, 37, joins the Twins for what will be his 20th season in professional...

On September 26, We the Italians organized an interesting event in Rome at Centro Studi Americani, the most important Italian location for those who are interested in the United States. In the presence of the author and director, Roberto Angotti, we attended the screening of the documentary "Italian American Baseball Family", winner of the Russo Br...