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...

Fri, April 6, 2018. 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT. Ybor City -across from Centennial Park behind Carmine's. East 8th Avenue - Tampa, FL 33605. Registration starts at 5:30 pm. You must be there no later then 5:50 pm. The Object: Each team has four bocce balls to throw. The object of the game is to end play with your team’s bocce balls closest to the pallin...

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...

Al Venetian Restaurant di Garfield, in New Jersey, 400 persone hanno partecipato all'iniziativa organizzata dall'Inter Club Facchetti. Un'altra occasione, con la presenza di Christian Chivu in rappresentanza di Inter Forever e di Inigo Lambertini (Ambasciatore italiano alle Nazioni Unite e grande tifoso interista), per passare una serata all'insegn...

The world watched on as Italy were defeated by Sweden, missing out on a World Cup for the first time since 1958. Jakob Johansson’s deflected effort was the difference between the two sides, with Italy unable to get a single goal in 180 minutes of football. Images of Gianluigi Buffon with tears running down his face and Danielle de Rossi’s fury on t...

Baseball legend Mike Piazza purchased a lower-level soccer team in Italy last year. He became the majority shareholder of Reggiana FC, a Serie C (third division) team that has fallen on hard times in recent years. Piazza brought with him the promise of turning the club’s fortunes around, but there is one particular condition that is driving Piazza...

Si allunga il roster del Nettuno Baseball City che ha chiuso l'accordo con il lanciatore-battitore e interno Bren Buffa. Buffa, 34 anni il 4 aprile prossimo, è arrivato in Italia nel 2015 per vestire la maglia di Novara in Serie A dopo le esperienze in Olanda, Germania e Australia. Nel 2016 viene acquistato dal Bologna dove contribuisce alla vittor...

The story of the Italians in the US, and in particular the story of their contribution to the greatness of America, can be told by several different angles, as we know very well here at We the Italians.   One of these points of view is sport: and when we talk about sport in the US, Baseball is probably the first choice. That is why we are very ple...

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Program in Italian and Department of Physical Education and Athletics, in collaboration with the CWRU Film Society and CWRU Spartan Baseball are proud to present a “Celebration of Italian American Baseball” on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Strosacker Auditorium beg...

A highly social, fun, outdoor recreational institution in the Cape for 30-plus years is more popular than ever. The most dedicated and expert bocce players at Veterans Park belong to men’s and women’s associations, Italian-American and Goodfellas leagues that compete on six courts nearly every day and evening during busy season. Players are also we...