Just a few weeks ago, Yankee legend Joe DiMaggio would have turned 100 years old. Each year, as we swing into the baseball season, three things bring me to an out-of-body, "Field Of Dreams" experience: having a couple of smokie-link sandwiches in the left field box seats at Wrigley facing the base that Santo built; throwing down a cold one while wa...

By Dave Lumia   Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Garagiola died Wednesday morning following an unparalleled career in baseball spanning from his playing days in the 1940s to his role as a D-backs broadcaster on FOX Sports Arizona through 2013. Garagiola had a nine-year Major League career before gravitating to the broadcast booth, where his...

The New York Mets Italian Heritage at City Field!   New York Italians members will be eligible for discounted tickets. A portion of the tickets proceeds will also go to support the New York Italians mission! Thank you New York Mets!   Please email info@newyorkitalian.org for details.

By Zach Braziller   Add Mike Piazza to the growing list of Michael Conforto admirers. "I think [his swing] is a lot nicer-looking than mine was," the soon-to-be Hall of Fame catcher said Thursday night at Cipriani 42nd Street, where he received the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Special Achievement Award in Sports, as did f...

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...