Some of the biggest names dealt at the MLB trade deadline were Italian Americans. Trey Mancini and Andrew Benintendi are the top names looking to help their new teams. Here’s a look at all eight players: Harrison Bader; Andrew Benintendi; Joey Gallo; Trey Mancini; Jake Odorizzi; Logan O’Hoppe; JoJo Romero; Lou Trivino. 

Former Ole Miss baseball legend and current SEC Network baseball analyst David Dellucci got to add yet another honor to his long list of life accomplishments, being officially inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame this weekend in Jackson, part of the Class of 2022. Dellucci was one of eight nominated in this year's class, along with Aub...

It was around this time last year that pinging sound effects and glowing screens filled a charter flight from Tampa to Miami, gossip filtering throughout the cabin that the Yankees were acquiring Anthony Rizzo from the Cubs. The move provided a welcome spark, prompting celebration in the aisles. Rizzo and his teammates were in a pin-drop silent vis...

Yankees fans who want to enjoy a Double-A game Friday night on Aug. 5 need to head to TD Bank Ballpark. The Somerset Patriots are holding Yogi Berra Day. The first thousand fans receive a Yogi Berra Bobblehead. Gates at 6:00. Around 6:40, a pre-game ceremony will have Berra family members including his sons Dale and Larry and his granddaughter Lind...

The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will be honoring Major League Baseball legend the late Yogi Berra at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater on Friday night, Aug. 5. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a Yogi Berra bobblehead doll courtesy of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

Italian Americans have been a part of the rich fabric of Major League Baseball for over a century. Ed Abbaticchio, considered to be the first Italian American to play professionally, made his debut with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1897. His career is fascinating and worth an article of his own. Perhaps Francesco Stephano Pizzolo, who eventually ch...

Dario Pizzano has been playing baseball continuously for 27 years, and now he’s ready for that next challenge in his life. The love of the game, however, has brought him back to the diamond for at least one more week this summer in the Haarlem Honkbalweek 2022 tournament, which is held every other year in Amsterdam. Pizzano is playing for Team Ital...

The Padres welcomed the 16th and 17th members of the team’s Hall of Fame on Thursday evening as longtime broadcaster Ted Leitner and former CEO Larry Lucchino were inducted during a pregame ceremony at Petco Park. “This is the single greatest honor of my professional life,” Leitner told the fans before the Padres’ series opener against the Gi...

Catcher Vito Friscia was selected to represent Team Italy at Haarlem Baseball Week. Friscia will play under manager Mike Piazza as one of 24 players on the Azzurri Elite national squad. The Philadelphia Phillies have placed Friscia on the Temporarily Inactive List so that he can join the team at Pim Mulier Stadium in Haarlem, the Netherlands from J...

Italian native Daniel Monti attended an IABF sponsored college showcase in the spring and landed a baseball scholarship to Sonoma State University in California. Monti played previously at Odessa College in Texas. Last season he hit .352 in 39 games with 4 home runs, 35 RBI, 37 runs scored and 11 stolen bases.  One of IABF’s key missions is to prov...