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...

The Minnesota Twins announced that they have named Rocco Baldelli the 14th Manager in club history.  This will mark the first managerial assignment of Baldelli’s career and the first time for the Twins to hire a manager outside the organization since Ray Miller in 1985. Baldelli, 37, joins the Twins for what will be his 20th season in professional...

On September 26, We the Italians organized an interesting event in Rome at Centro Studi Americani, the most important Italian location for those who are interested in the United States. In the presence of the author and director, Roberto Angotti, we attended the screening of the documentary "Italian American Baseball Family", winner of the Russo Br...

Team Italy manager Gilberto “Gibo” Gerali is doing all the right things to prepare his Azzurri squad for next year’s Olympic Qualifier. During the final days of a two-week camp and Instructional League Exhibition Series in the Phoenix, Arizona area, Team Italy played against some of MLB’s best prospects in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athlet...

We are honored to announce our 2018 Italian American Baseball Foundation award recipients. John Franco – ‘2018 Guest of Honor” and Jon Morosi – “2018 IABF Baseball Executive”. Both men will be honored at our 2018 IABF Gala Dinner on Thursday December 6, 2018 at Carmine & Sons Restaurant in Brooklyn https://iabf.foundation/3rd-annual-iabf-fundraisin...

A sport first created in Italy more than 20 years ago is making its way to Columbia County. The Association of Baseball for the Blind has been helping visually challenged individuals gain a love for baseball for decades and Don Landolphi wants to increase the number of people that the organization can reach by bringing it to upstate New York. In bl...