Francesco Bonvini is taking the next step in his baseball career by playing at the College of Staten Island on a scholarship. A previous recipient of an Italian American Baseball Foundation scholarship, Bonvini, an Italian native from Parma, is living out his dream of playing baseball in America. He played last season at Kingsborough Community Coll...

Many big names from the baseball world attended the seventh annual Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Gala in Brooklyn on December 1.The guest list featured several current and former major leaguers, executives, and media personalities, such as Hall of Famer Mike Piazza, MLB's Senior Vice President of International Jim Small, and New York...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation is partnering with the Columbus Citizens Foundation to present the Joe DiMaggio Award. This year’s honorees will be Baseball Hall of Famer and Team Italy Manager Mike Piazza and Lou Tallarini, President of Real Property Investors and a former CCF President and Chairman. Join us on April 4 at the CCF Townhous...

The San Francisco Giants announced today that amateur scout **Jim Gabella **was named this year’s winner of the Dick Tidrow Scout of the Year Award. The award, established in 2022, is given annually to the Giants scout who represents the integrity, character and work ethic exemplified by the late Dick Tidrow. Keith Snider, also in SF’s amateur scou...

Chicago Cubs infielder Trey Mancini had initially signed up to play for the Italian team in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, but after signing with the North Siders he will instead report to spring training in Arizona and focus on getting to know his new teammates.  Mancini, who signed a two-year deal with the Cubs earlier this month, said that...

Roberto Angotti is a cultural historian, writer, film director, curator, and radio DJ who blends his love of baseball, Italian American arts and culture, and music into multi-media creations. His film, Italian American Baseball Family, tells the story of how Italian Americans assimilated into popular culture through America’s favorite pastime, base...

David and Dominic Fletcher spent some time this offseason visiting the place where their mother grew up for the first time. As prospective players for Team Italy in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, the brothers from Cypress went on a tour of the country with some of their teammates. The purpose of the tour was to bring more awareness and excite...

Salvatore Leonard Bando was born February 13, 1944, in the Little Italy section of Warrensville Heights, 16 miles southeast of Cleveland, Ohio. His father Ben was a self-employed carpenter & accomplished softball infielder. His mother Angela was a home maker who also enjoyed sports playing both softball & basketball. Ben & Angela had a daughter Vic...

On a busy day of international player signings for Major League Baseball, Williams Wong represented Team Italy when executing a contract with the Texas Rangers at the BC Settimo press office. He will depart for the Dominican Republic next month to engage in preseason activities before the start the championship in May. Piemonte native Williams Wong...

Trey Mancini and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a two-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity late Saturday night because the agreement is pending a successful physical. Mancini, a cancer survivor, helped the Houston Astros win the World Series last season afte...