In her first at-bat for the University of New Mexico (UNM) Lobos against the USA Olympic Team in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, California on Thursday, February 20, 2020, Team Italy slugger Andrea Howard hit a home run over the center field fence to score the Lobos only run in the 10-1 loss to Team USA. Having a knack for dis...

Italian catcher Alberto Mineo is remaining in affiliated minor league ball. He signed a new minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs organization, where he started his professional career in 2012. Since 2018 he was playing in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Last year the 25-year-old played in Double-A, batting .220/.296/.313 in 83 games. Wit...

Red Sox pitcher Chris Mazza was watching a special 20 years ago on New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio when his older brother let him in on a little secret. "I was 9 years old and we were watching ESPN Classic and they were talking about the 56-game hitting streak and all of the sudden my brother goes, ‘You know that’s our cousin, right?’ " Mazza...

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Former Cubs player Carmen Fanzone still has fond memories of his time in the Windy City. “When I was there, if people found out you played for the Cubs, you were treated like royalty,” the 78-year-old Fanzone says. Sadly, the same cannot be said of Major League Baseball and the union representing today’s players, the Major League Baseball Players’...

The IABF will conduct our "First Look" College Baseball Showcase on Saturday June 6, 2020. All players will receive quality instruction from Division I - II - III, Junior College coaches, former MLB players and MLB Scouts. Prospects will have a great opportunity to showcase their abilities in skill work sessions. Prospects will be placed by positio...

One of the things that Cubs’ fans have learned about their prominent first baseman is that he’s never afraid to support his alma mater in Florida. In 2018, Anthony Rizzo showed that in a number of ways. After donating $150,000 to Stoneman Douglas High School the previous November to help install lights at their baseball field, he held a fundraiser...

With Phillies pitchers and catchers set to report to Spring Training in less than three weeks, we caught up with new manager Joe Girardi. He's been on the job for three months, self-scouting his team but he, purposefully, has not drawn too many conclusions. "I will not come in with a prejudgment of what a player could do or not do. I think that's u...

Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli was among the victims of the helicopter crash that also killed former Lakers star Kobe Bryant, OCC assistant coach Ron La Ruffa confirmed Sunday, Jan 26. Altobelli’s brother Tony, Orange Coast College’s sports information director, told CNN that Altobelli’s wife Keri and daughter Alyssa also were a...

Former New Orleans Privateers baseball student-athlete and assistant coach, Johnny Giavotella will be the national honoree at the 35th Annual Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Gala on Saturday. The event will take place at Harrah's New Orleans Hotel and Casino and begin at 5 p.m. Giavotella played 182 games for the Privateers from 2006...