For millions of Americans, hope springs eternal every April when baseball returns!  In this craziest of years, fans of the national pastime are gearing up for the first-ever July opening in baseball history. We’re so excited to have baseball back that in this week’s episode our entire team is taking YOU “out to the ballgame” with our special guest,...

Since their large-scale influx from the homeland in the late 19th century, Italian Americans have rendered their distinct pattern on the cultural fabric with their food, fashions, expressions and mores. Many have gone on to prominence in sports, academia and public service, overcoming perceptions of their limitations along the way, while a select f...

How does an immigrant, Italian fisherman rear, endear, and ultimately prepare his gifted son to rewrite most of American baseball records and somehow rise up from the murky depths of the unforgiving sea to net and symbolize America’s, baseball best in grace and power?  That’s the incredible story of Joe DiMaggio, a first-generation Italian kid, wor...

Many times my interviews have given light to people and institutions born in America who work to help Italy, improve the bridge between our two countries, and represent in an excellent way an aspect - territorial, thematic, professional or cultural - of being part of the Italian American community. The friend who is today the protagonist of this in...

Dominic Tringalli would not stop proposing. The 29-year-old crab fisherman was obsessed with marrying Nellie DiMaggio, the oldest daughter of fellow San Francisco fisherman Joseph. He’d proposed over and over, but Nellie kept turning him down. This, he decided, wouldn’t do. The morning of June 19, 1917, Nellie was walking to work with a friend. At...

Si è conclusa nei giorni scorsi la mostra fotografica sul re del baseball Joe Di Maggio allestita a Isola delle Femmine (Palermo) paese di origine dei genitori del celeberrimo giocatore di baseball. La mostra fotografica, organizzata da Agata Sandrone, Presidente della Sede locale di BCsicilia, ha riscosso grande interesse non solo tra i siciliani...

Una mostra fotografica per ricordare Joe Di Maggio, il più grande giocatore di baseball di tutti i tempi è stata allestita ad Isola delle Femmine, a cura dell’ascoiazione BCsicilia Isola delle Femmine, con lo scopo di far conoscere alle nuove generazione la sua affascinate storia.  La vita di Joe Di Maggio, infatti, è l’icona del sogno americano, d...

“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...

“Vogliamo dedicare la nostra Infiorata alle tante comunità di Siciliani nel Mondo, permettendo loro di abbracciare l’amata Sicilia e di raccontarci le loro esperienze di vita”, ha affermato il sindaco Corrado Bonfanti riguardo a questa edizione 2019 dell’evento in programma dal 17 al 19 maggio nel centro nevralgico delle città del barocco della Val...

The Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame has closed its museum at 1431 W. Taylor St., with George Randazzo, Hall of Fame founder and president, promising a “premier” new location that will include the Joe DiMaggio statue that has stood across the street since 1999. The Hall of Fame organization took the $150,000 Joe DiMaggio statue with it when it...