Ponte verso l'integrazione, ma anche modo di essere orgogliosi delle proprie origini Da venerdì 22 giugno il Museo Italo Americano di San Francisco ospiterà una mostra che documenta il contributo dato dagli Italiani d'America al passatempo preferito degli Americani. La mostra ha lo scopo di mettere in luce le caratteristiche che hanno permesso a...

by Robert Slayton   In this baseball season it is appropriate to celebrate Joe DiMaggio, who would have been 101 this year. One of the greatest baseball figures of his era, he played with grace yet power, creating records still unmatched by newer, better-trained performers.   But Joe DiMaggio gave this country something more. For all...

by Vincent Z. Mercogliano Deep down, I knew my attention should have been focused on the field of play. But as a man who truly appreciates a good meal, my mind was captivated by the legendary baseball coach with a similar passion for Italian-American cuisine.   "You see, Vince, you take the broccoli rabe and cook it with sausage and potatoe...

CHICAGO -- Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo knows the Italian team faces an uphill climb in the World Baseball Classic. Team Italy will play Mexico on March 7 and face Canada the next day, followed by a game March 9 against the U.S. squad. "We're in a pretty tough bracket, so hopefully we can have a few upsets there," Rizzo said Wednesday. His g...

By Dave Nordman   Chris Colabello was an Assumption College junior when the Red Sox ended their 86-year championship drought by winning the 2004 World Series. Colabello was a big fan of the team and its manager, Terry Francona. He still is.   "I've always been a Tito guy," Colabello said. "I just love the way he goes about h...

After using a derogatory term referring to Italian-Americans during an MLB Network show broadcast at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts issued a statement of apology through the team's website Tuesday night.   The statement was released unsolicited to the website's beat writer Tuesday night, with none of the other media out...

The Italian American Museum Cordially invites you to attend the opening reception for "Play Ball". Solo Exhibition by Vincent Scilla. Thursday, April 21, 2016. 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. 212.965.9000 info@ItalianAmericanMuseum.org   'PLAY BALL' FEATURES ACCLAIMED ARTIS...

For all lovers of baseball and Italian American culture, there is something for everyone in San Diego's Little Italy. Through a series of fundraising efforts including the sale of tickets to the upcoming Padres/Dodgers game at Petco Park on September 21st, the Convivio Center (2157 India Street in Little Italy) is the next stop for the Museo Italo...

by Jerry Crasnick   Not long after receiving a call from the Baseball Hall of Fame letting him know that he would be joining Ken Griffey Jr. in Cooperstown's class of 2016, Mike Piazza returned to his parents' home and rooted through a bunch of boxes on a combination scavenger hunt and nostalgia tour.   Two mementos stand out as sprin...

**This is the first in a three-part series on how professional scouting has changed over the years, and how it has stayed the same. Check back tomorrow for part two of the series**   It was Game 5 of the 1968 World Series. The Detroit Tigers trailed the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2, in the fifth inning. Future Hall of Famer Lou Brock, who h...