Five-time world artistic pool champion Stefano Pelinga, one of the 2012 Iron Mountain Italian Fest attractions, has entered the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.   "It's been a great experience," Pelinga told Inside Pool magazine. Pelinga, who received his Hall of Fame medal from baseball great Mike Piazza, will continue to promote...

Congrats — and a big "Bravo!" — to Chicago's own George Randazzo — founder and chairman of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame — for being among the honorees at the upcoming 38th annual National Italian American Foundation gala in Washington, D.C. Randazzo will receive the organization's Community Leadership Award.   The other...

With an assist from one of his all-time great players, Tom Izzo was named to another Hall of Fame today. The Michigan State basketball coach was one of the headliners of an eight-member Michigan Sports Hall of Fame class that was unveiled by former MSU point guard Mateen Cleaves at the Izzo Family Media Center at Spartan Stadium.   "I think...

By Doug Halberstadt   Located in the heart of Little Italy in downtown Chicago is the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Its address is 1431 W. Taylor St. It's only about an hour-and-a-half drive from almost anywhere in the Rockford area (depending on traffic and construction). It's the best and closest sports hall of fame to our...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce its inductees and honorees for the XXXVII Annual Induction Ceremony and Celebration to take place on Saturday, November 15, at the InterContinental Chicago – Magnificent Mile.   The NIASHF Class of 2014 inductees include John Andretti, Jean Lenti-Ponsetto, Babe Parilli, S...

  WTI Magazine #46    2014 October, 29Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   I just came back from a couple of very intense weeks in the US, between New York, New Jersey, Ohio and Illinois. I've met several beautiful friends in the Italian American community, I've attended important events, I've had very positive feedbacks about what We t...

We would like to congratulate our 2013 Athlete of the Year, Anthony Rizzo on being voted to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game! Anthony won the National League Final Vote by receiving 8.8 million votes.   He was able to beat out his peers on the NL Final Vote ballot, which included the likes of Justin Morneau, Casey McGehee, Anthony Rendon, and Just...

Joseph Henry Garagiola was Born on February 12, 1926 in the Italian section of a neighborhood called the Hill, in St. Louis, Missouri.   Garagiola grew up across the street from Yogi Berra and the two became close friends throughout their life. Also on the same block would eventually live broadcaster Jack Buck & his son Joe Buck as well...

During its 75-year history, the Baseball Hall of Fame has never enshrined three living managers at once. Until now. Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre rank third, fourth and fifth on the all-time wins list and will be recognized for their work July 27.   "I was on the (Expansion Era) Committee down in Florida when we voted on those...

On Thursday, February 13, the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) presented the 5th Rocky Marciano Amateur Boxing Tournament. A sold-out crowd packed the Grand Piazza at the NIASHF for a great evening of fights and two award presentations honoring champion supporters Enrico Mirabelli and Mayor Ronald Serpico.   Wayne Randa...