A sold-out Gianni Falchi Stadium crowd in Bologna witnessed history asUnipolSai Bologna beat prevously undefeated L&D Amsterdam 8-0 on June 8, 2019 to regain possession of the European Champions Cupfrom the Dutch on Italian soil. UnipolSai Bologna starter Raoul Rivero(7.2 innings pitched, 4 hits, 1 walk and 14 strikeouts), recipient of an emotional...

It all still seemed like a dream for Anthony Volpe: Finally deciding to go pro after a few sleepless nights, hearing his name called in the MLB draft by the team he grew up rooting for and getting a call from Yankees manager Aaron Boone to congratulate him. Then he put on the pinstripes for the first time on Monday — the real ones — and it all star...

Lou Bernadi, baseball coach at the US Merchant Marine Academy and IABF board member recently donated several boxes of baseball equipment to the IABF. The equipment consisted of catchers gear, baseballs, aluminum and wood bats, gloves, batting gloves and much more. The IABF will send this equipment to our friend Pascale Iannetta who operates several...

Over the past five years, Matteo Bocchi has lived in Italy, Odessa and Austin. One day, could Chicago be the next place he calls home? The Texas baseball team announced on Tuesday that Bocchi has signed with the Chicago Cubs as a free agent. A right-handed pitcher, Bocchi was not selected in this month’s MLB Draft. This past week, Chicago used a 14...

Wednesday June 12 2019 at 6:30 PM EDT. Angelo's Nido Italia, 12020 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland 44106, OH. Tickets at www.italianamericanbrotherhoodclub.com. Members and guests are welcome, cost is $35.00 per person. Call Ray Guarino at 216-403-8570 Join us for the IAB monthly dinner featuring special guest speaker Mark Sommer. “Mark Sommer has written a...

Life in the United States during the first half of the 20th century was difficult for Italian-Americans, who had darker complexions, curlier hair and were Catholic. They were subjected to bias and discrimination in employment, education and housing, making it hard to assimilate. Italians were stereotypically portrayed as organ grinders, fruit peddl...

Former Mount Union baseball coach Nick Imperioli stood in the PNG Field home dugout, arms crossed, a wide smile across his face. The Trojans just captured their 18th District 6 championship in 28 appearances and the first title since 2012 after beating a game Philipsburg-Osceola squad 1-0 in the ninth inning, thanks to a Grayson McClain walk-off RB...

Rocky Colavito, the closest thing to sports royalty in the city and one of the last resonating ties to 1960s baseball played in the cavernous stadium by the lake, is scheduled to make a rare appearance in Cleveland during MLB All-Star Week. The event - billed as "The Return of Rocky Colavito" - will be at Playhouse Square's State Theatre on Friday,...

Join us for our Italian Heritage Celebration at Marlins Park on Friday, June 14th at 7:10pm. Make some noise and support the Marlins as they take on Italian National Team catcher, Francisco Cervelli and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Purchase a ticket package that includes an exclusive Marlins Italian Heritage Celebration T-Shirt. A portion of the proceed...

“Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you,” Simon and Garfunkel sang in their 1960s song Mrs. Robinson.  Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio was a cultural icon in the ’50s and ’60s, a time when sport allowed people to escape their everyday drudgery and dream, for a moment, of greater things. He was a hero full of grace, el...