Italian American baseball broadcaster Joe Castiglione has been named as a finalist for the Ford Frick Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Castiglione has been the voice of the Boston Red Sox since 1983. The winner of the 2023 Frick Award will be announced on Dec. 7 at baseball’s Winter Meetings in San Diego and will be honored during the J...

Phillies prospect and Team Italia player Vito Friscia is the 2022 IABF Future Star honoree. He will be honored at the annual IABF Gala in Brooklyn on December 1. Friscia, a Long Island native, is a Triple A catcher in the Phillies organization. A product of Hofstra University, he wore the uniform of the Italian national team for the first time duri...

College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Charley Trippi, a do-it-all player for the University of Georgia and the Chicago Cardinals, died Wednesday at 100 years old. Trippi was part of the Cardinals’ famed “Million Dollar Backfield,” assembled by owner Charles Bidwell, which won the 1947 NFL title. Trippi, primarily a halfback on the squad, is the on...

AC Milan and the New York Yankees have agreed a partnership to sell merchandise at each other’s stadiums. The Bronx Bombers have already created a store inside Yankee Stadium dedicated to Milan items. This merchandise includes jerseys, lifestyle collections, vintage items, as well as collaboration pieces featuring both teams. The Yankees are sellin...

Former big leaguer Mike Pagliarulo has been chosen as the 2022 IABF Achievement Award honoree. A longtime supporter and friend of the Italian American Baseball Foundation, Pagliarulo will be honored at the annual IABF Gala in Brooklyn on December 1. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available now. Pagiliarulo spent 11 years in the big leagu...

There are Italian American players or coaches on all 12 teams in the Major League Baseball postseason. Based on our knowledge, this is one of the largest numbers of Italian Americans to play in the MLB postseason in the modern era.  It’s an exciting time of year. Kicking off Italian American Heritage Month with the MLB postseason is just perfect. I...

Thank you, Nationals, for an incredible experience on #ItalianHeritage Night! IABF officials Joe Quagliano, Carmine Gangone and Chris Vaccaro were joined on field by GM Mike Rizzo, young pitcher Cade Cavalli and coach Gary DiSarcina. They’re all very proud of their Italian American heritage. IABF felt it was necessary to have representatives from t...

Timed with the start of Italian American Heritage Month, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) launched its new Student Leadership Advisory Council (SLAC) on Saturday, October 1. The council was joined by Gianmarco Faraone, the National Team and Coaching Staff Coordinator for the Federation of Italian Baseball and Softball (FIBS). Faraone...

Thursday October 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Organized by Il Cenacolo SF at San Francisco Italian Athletic Club - 1630 Stockton Street - San Francisco, CA. Three local historians from Friends of Isola Delle Femmine, Inc., a fellow Bay Area Italian club, will present a history of the Sicilian settlement in Pittsburg, California, and will discuss how thei...

D-backs manager Torey Lovullo was driving home from an eye doctor appointment Tuesday when general manager Mike Hazen called to let him know that the team had opted to exercise Lovullo's contract option for 2023. Hazen said he had the full support of managing general partner Ken Kendrick and team president/CEO Derrick Hall in making the decision. "...