The third annual Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Dinner and Fundraiser for Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) was a smashing success at Carmine's Sports Bar and Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York on December 6, 2018. Jon Morosi, Carmone Gangone, and-Joe Quagliano (Chis Herder)Since its inception in 2016 when the IABF honored Na...

If we’re lucky, we live out childhood dreams in adult careers, the preeminent example being the Little Leaguer who makes the starting lineup of a major league baseball team. While Chris Vaccaro never swung a bat at Yankee Stadium, he hit a grand slam when he became editor-in-chief and digital director at the Topps Company. Having collected sports c...

Following in the footsteps of fellow Italian players Stefano Berini, Matteo Pizzolini, and Maurizio Andretta, Oscar Tucci has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball for the Clarendon College Bulldogs in Clarendon, Texas as a result of participating in the 2018 International Stars Showcase in Arizona. Oscar Tucci in azione sul monte (ML...

Amongst the many Italian-themed organizations that were ever created, one stands out as potentially being one of the best and brightest. The Italian American Baseball Foundation was created in 2016 and was founded by Joseph Quagliano, Carmine Gangone, and former baseball player Frank Catalanotto. Amongst the members and affiliates of this organizat...

Not only did Azzurri manager Gilberto "Gibo" Gerali recently bring Team Italy to Arizona for the Instructional League Exhibition Series to play against MLB prospects, but many former and current Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) Academists also ventured out west during the month of October to showcase their talent. Led by Mauro Mazzotti...

When the Tampa Bay Rays traded outfielders Mallex Smith and Jake Fraley to the Seattle Mariners earlier this week to acquire catcher Mike Zunino, outfielder Guillermo Heredia and lefty Michael Plassmeyer, it was a bittersweet moment for fans of both organizations. Mallex had left quite the impression on Rays fans during the 2018 season and provided...

One of this area's most accomplished baseball players was selected to join a hall of fame. No, not that Hall of Fame, the one into which Peoria native Jim Thome was inducted earlier this year. But it's still a pretty formidable hall. Former big-league player and former and probably future big-league manager Joe Girardi, the pride of East Peoria, wa...

Roberto Angotti‘s Italian American Baseball Family has been selected as a finalist in theSPORT MOVIES & TV 2018 Festival in Milan, Italy. Submitted by Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) with Italian subtitles, Italian American Baseball Family features Lawrence Baldassaro, author of “Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball” and “Ba...

To enter, click here and comment, answering the question, "Who is your all-time favorite Italian-American baseball player?" Leave your comment before 5:00pm EST on November 2, and be entered to win a Joe DiMaggio autographed baseball. The baseball comes with a James Spence (JSA) authentication. Italian America Magazine is the official publication o...

At the invitation of We the Italians founder and president Umberto Mucci, Italian American Baseball Family director and producer Roberto Angotti traveled to Italy to share his Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Award-winning documentary with an enthusiastic audience at the Center for American Studies in Rome on September 26, 2018. Among tho...