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...

“Mission Classic,” a three-part docuseries featuring an inside look at the Italian National Baseball Team before the 2023 World Baseball Classic, is now LIVE! Part 1 is about the trip to Italy in November featuring MLB players and coaches. This piece was produced by the Federation of Italian Baseball and Softball and the Italian American Baseball F...

Roberto Angotti is a cultural historian, writer, film director, curator, and radio DJ who blends his love of baseball, Italian American arts and culture, and music into multi-media creations. His film, Italian American Baseball Family, tells the story of how Italian Americans assimilated into popular culture through America’s favorite pastime, base...

Having been named Carolina League Manager of the Year for two years in a row, Charleston RiverDogs manager Blake Butera will join Team Italy manager Mike Piazza as the Azzurri bench coach in the 2023 World Baseball Classic Heralded as one of the best coaches in Minor League Baseball, Blake Butera is ready to help Team Italy at the World Baseball Cl...

World-renowned Italian-American coach John Noce, already an American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame Inductee, received the prestigious Lefty Gomez Award at this year’s ABCA Hall of Fame Banquet in Nashville, Tennessee on January 6, 2023. In addition to being a coach in Parma and Novara, he served on the Team Italy coaching staff f...

Italia team member Ben DeLuzio has signed a minor league deal with the Cubs and will compete for a big league roster spot. DeLuzio, an outfielder on the Mission Classic journey to Italy with IABF and FIBS, is on the Italia WBC roster.He spent most of the 2022 season in Triple-A with the Cardinals and was a late season call-up, playing in 65 big lea...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation and Federation of Italian Baseball and Softball signed a memorandum of understanding to further the strong and growing partnership between both organizations. Joe Quagliano, President and Founder of IABF, and Andrea Marcon, President of FIBS, signed shared copies of the document prior to the 2022 IABF Gala a...

Marco Landi, head of communications and marketing for the Federation of Italian Baseball and Softball, was surprised when the Italian American Baseball Foundation named him as the inaugural recipient of its Ambassador Award. Landi, who has been integral in the international expansion of IABF, was presented the honor at the seventh annual IABF Gala...

The Seventh Annual Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Gala at Giando On the Water in Brooklyn on December 1, 2022 served as the stateside launching pad for MLB front office personnel, players, coaches, and media representatives to witness the take off of IABF Tommy Lasorda Award recipient and Team Italy manager Mike Piazza's Mission Classi...

Dear friends, so many things happened, both in Italy and in the US, since the last editorial! I finally had the opportunity to be back in the US, this time with my friend Fabrizio Fasani, General Director of We the Italians. We participated at the Italian Embassy in Washington in the presentation of the Transatlantic Investment Committee, a project...