The Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) College Pipeline has already proven successful for several young Team Italy prospects at American colleges The FIBS College Pipeline in association with the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) has offered young players the opportunity to study and compete in the US by awarding scholarships....

Mathieu Silva could barely contain his excitement. His father, Christian, had gathered the family together in their hometown of Bollate just outside of Milan to share an announcement. One which detailed an opportunity unlike any young Italian baseball player had ever experienced. Mathieu -- a 13-year-old outfielder who represented Italy in th...

Terry Francona, a.k.a. Tito, admitted that in his grandfather's language he cannot express a single concept. He does remember four words, though: "In the name of the father." Because the priest would say them in Italian, precisely, and when that moment came it meant that the liturgy was ending, "and it was almost the moment when you could finally p...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation celebrated a historic year with nearly 500 guests joining the festivities at Marina Del Rey in Bronx, New York on Thursday, November 30, 2023. From the documentary 'Mission: Classic' to the doubling of scholarships, Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball President Andrea Marcon could not be more happy with t...

The complete documentary that tells the story of Team Italy's adventure at the 2023 World Baseball Classic is now streaming on the Italian American Baseball Foundation YouTube Channel. After a successful premiere in Milan on November 8th at the Sport Movies & TV Festival, Mission: Classic chronicles the Italian national team at the 2023 World Baseb...

The full-length Mission Classic Italia Baseball film will debut at the 40th annual Milan International FICTS Fest. The Federation of International Cinema Television Sportifs is recognized by the International Olympic Committee for promoting the values of sport through footage. The screening on November 8 at 6.30 p.m. at the Testori Auditorium will...

I have always thought, perhaps driven by my love for the Italian American community and the history of its achievements, that the greatest American athlete of all time is Joe DiMaggio, who belonged to that community. There is obviously no official ranking, everybody has their own, mine sees there at the top a very great Italian American. Someone wh...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) and Federation of Italian Baseball and Softball (FIBS) have developed a baseball portal for international talent to apply for visibility with Italian clubs and an opportunity to play or coach professional baseball and softball in Italy.  After players or coaches apply, their information is stored in a...

"Mission Classic," a three-part docuseries featuring an inside look at the Italian National Baseball Team before and during the 2023 World Baseball Classic, is now LIVE! Part 2 is about a Team Italy mini camp and send-off dinner in Arizona. This piece was produced in partnership by the Federation of Italian Baseball and Softball and the Italian Ame...

With less than a week before the start of the 2023 World Baseball Classic in Taichung, Team Italy has departed for Taiwan after a week-long camp in Scottsdale, Arizona After an intense week of training under the Arizona sun, Team Italy is prepared for its 2023 World Baseball Classic debut against Cuba at Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium...