The Italian American Baseball Foundation and National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame have formed a partnership based on their collective interests in promoting and building Italian American heritage through sports. Both organizations have agreed to a partnership founded in education and community. The immediate goal will be to host youth base...

Edo Vanni was as feisty as they come.  Some called him a firebrand; others, a hothead. His wife once said he could start a fight in an empty room. How much of that headstrong nature was just for show is hard to know. But no one disputes the fact that Edo Vanni was a talented athlete. Called the heart and soul of Seattle baseball, he is well-remembe...

It has been 20 years now and I still can’t forget the look of sadness my teammates and I saw on the faces of the first responders at Ground Zero days after the attacks. They all looked so tired, and mentally and physically drained. They stayed there for days on end and were on a mission to find someone alive. Sadly, that never happened. It was such...

Mike Piazza, una leggenda per i Mets e per tutto il baseball statunitense. Un atleta che ha lavorato tanto ed è entrato nella Hall of Fame. Non solo quella dei giocatori dello sport che ha rappresentato nei suoi anni di carriera, ma anche dei tantissimi tifosi che il 21 settembre 2001 hanno assistito alla partita contro i Braves. Quando tutto andav...

Fullerton Mayor Bruce Whitaker and Tollo Mayor Angelo  Radica have signed a letter of intent to become Sister Cities in honor of Tommy Lasorda and his parents,  Sabatino and Carmella Lasorda. Lasorda’s father, Sabatino Lasorda, was an Italian immigrant hailing from  Tollo who came to the United States and raised Lasorda along with his four brothers...

Team Italy manager and National Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza will be assisted by Vince Horsman, Gianmarco Faraone, Doriano Bindi, Dan Bonanno and Michele Gerali during the Seniors European Baseball Championship, which takes places on the diamonds of Avigliana, Settimo Torinese and Torino in Piemonte from September 12-19, 2021 Azzurri manager...

We can dream about these things, you and me. We can imagine what it’s like to be standing on the 12th tee at Augusta, Rae’s Creek beckoning, the gallery sensing for nerves. We can visualize standing behind the 3-point line at the Garden, open, a flick of our wrist to give the Knicks their first championship since 1973. We can fantasize about being...

You cannot mention “Rocky Colavito” without using the word “beloved” in the same sentence. It just isn’t done. Tuesday, when a statue of the – yes, beloved - Indians slugger was unveiled in Tony Brush Park in Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood, the respect fans have long held for Colavito rang out. And it was mutual.  “As I’ve said, and I’ll say...

A life-size statue of Tribe legend Rocky Colavito is set to be dedicated on Tuesday in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood at Tony Brush Park. Colavito, a member of the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame who is also an Italian American icon, will be in attendance for the statue unveiling, which also serves as a celebration of his 88th birthday.  “It’...

The Yankees have had offensive inconsistencies all season. They struggled to score runners they had on base, leaving insane amounts of men on in games they’d lose by narrow margins. This frustration made the Yankees extremely hard to watch, because they always felt like they were on the cusp of going on a run just to fall one hit short. In steps An...