Yogi Berra took a lot of ribbing for his looks when he joined the New York Yankees in the 1940s. The Pinstripes were the premier organization in Major League Baseball, and their new backstop was told he was too ugly to be a Yankee. Yet he went on to an extraordinary career in MLB, first as a player and then as a manager, making quirky, and often in...

Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) is the first federation in the world to offer its Honor Club through the latest generation blockchain technology Commemorating the Rome-based multimedia organization We The Italians hosted gala dinner for the visiting NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) board members, FIBS officially presents it...

Duke southpaw Jonathan Santucci has earned an invite to the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Camp in Cary, N.C., later this month. Santucci, a native of Leominster, Mass., enjoyed a strong freshman season in Durham during the 2022 season. An outfielder and pitcher, Santucci began the year as a reliever before emerging into a starting role. San...

Next to his hall of fame career, New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra is best known for his humorous quotes and phrases. His most notable line, "It ain't over 'til it's over." But the All-Star catcher and St. Louis native is also a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II. He was aboard the USS Bayfield as it made its way into Utah Beach on J...

It’s hard not to get a kick out of the smile that slowly forms on Anthony Volpe’s face when someone digging into the start of his season asks about his confidence level. Those in the business of grasping at straws in wondering why the traditional statistics next to the 21-year-old Somerset Patriots shortstop’s name haven’t been as reflective of the...

There are six Italian Americans on the top 100 MLB prospect list, and nearly 30 who crack the top 25 prospect lists in their respect organizations. IABF looks forward to their progress as we must rally around the next generation of professional ball players with Italian heritage in order to grow the game with the same passion and pride so many othe...

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra is one of baseball’s greatest. He amassed ten World Series rings, 3 MVP awards and 18 All-Star Game appearances. He caught the only perfect game in World Series history. Yet for many his deserved stature was overshadowed by his simply being himself and being more recognized more for his unique personality, TV commercial...

Enjoy an evening watching the 2021 National League West Division champs with their record 107 wins for the season beating out the dreadful Dodgers. Seats are located in Premium Lower Box Section 126. Price per ticket is $55 and it includes an Italian Heritage T-Shirt. To book your seats please contact the Museo ItaloAmericano at info@sfmuseo.org or...

Padres CEO Erik Greupner announced the newest inductees into the Padres Hall of Fame on Friday, including former team President and CEO Larry Lucchino and former broadcaster Ted Leitner. The inductions will take place as part of a Home Plate ceremony on Thursday, July 7, prior to the Padres vs. San Francisco Giants game at 6:40 p.m., with Lucchino...

It was a weekend of smiles, emotions and memories last weekend in Tollo, Italy for Laura Lasorda, daughter of Tommy and Jo Lasorda. Accompanied with an entourage of friends and family, Laura Lasorda visited Tollo tracing the ancestral roots of her grandfather Sabatino Lasorda, who left this small town known for its fine Abruzzese cuisine and wine i...