by Herb Jackson   President Obama should award a Presidential Medal of Freedom to former Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, who is turning 90 years old, Rep. Bill Pascrell said Tuesday.   In a letter to Obama, Pascrell recounted Berra's background as the son of Italian immigrants and touted his service in the military, record as a most valua...

Mike Piazza is back with the New York Mets, working as a spring training instructor. "This is fun for me," the 12-time All-Star said Monday.   "I'm blessed to have these opportunities to do this on a part-time basis. I don't know what the future holds; I'm just enjoying the day. It's fun to be back in uniform and be around the clubhouse...

The accolades for a remarkable sporting life continue for Colorado College great Andy Gambucci. The Colorado Springs resident is one of six inductees entering the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame on April 17, 2014. To be included in such a class was humbling to Gambucci, 84, a three-sport star for the Tigers in the early 1950s. A standout center fiel...

Ha un cognome che in Major League pesa. E che di certo accrescerà l'interesse attorno a lui, anche se ovviamente si tratta solo di omonimia. Si chiama Nicolò Clemente, è nato nel 1998, è cresciuto a Pianoro, in provincia di Bologna. E da oggi è un Red Sox.   Ha cioè firmato per la squadra campione in carica della MLB: Boston. Con un contratt...

On June 3, join the Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball team for Italian Heritage Night as they take on the Carolina Mudcats at Frawley Stadium. Enjoy the game along with traditional Italian music, Italian trivia games and specialty Italian food items from Botto's Italian Sausage. Tickets: $7. For information and tickets, call 302-472-5701 or visit www....

YANKEE BATBOY "The Luckiest Kid in New York". From Little Italy to Yankee Stadium... The story of Anthony Florio, an Italian-American that grew up on Mott Street in Little Italy (NYC) and became a batboy for the New York Yankees in the 1960s. Anthony will be presenting his new book "Yankee Batboy - The Luckiest Kid in New York"...

Fourteen local student-athletes received $1,000 scholarships Saturday from the Texas Italian American Sports Foundation during the group's annual awards luncheon.   Scholarship checks were presented by former Astros managers Larry Dierker and Phil Garner, and MLB.com reporter Alyson Footer received the group's annual service award.  ...

Jim Fregosi, a baseball lifer who made six All-Star teams as a player and managed the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies to the National League pennant, but who is probably best known — by New Yorkers, at least — as the player the Mets received from the California Angels in exchange for the future Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan in one of baseball's more i...

By Robert Ranieri   Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre — three of baseball's most decorated managers — were unanimously selected Monday for induction to the Hall of Fame. La Russa ranks third on the list of all-time managerial victories, trailing only Connie Mack and John McGraw. Cox is fourth and Torre fifth.    La Russa, w...

After the huge success of the last three years, the CIC have been approached again by the Columbus Clippers and asked if we would be interested in hosting the fourth annual Italian Heritage Night at Huntington Park this summer.   With our desire to raise the profile of Italians in the Columbus community, foster camaraderie between Italians i...