Baltimore Orioles first baseman and Italian American Trey Mancini has been an inspiration. After battling cancer, he returned to the field in 2021 and picked up where he left off. His appearance in the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby and winning of the American League Comeback Player of the Year Award made it a season to remember.  Mancini has...

For the first time in its history, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) has awarded college scholarships to deserving student-athletes. Three scholarships have been awarded in the fall 2021 semester.  Scholarship honorees include Francesco Bonvini, Franco Logozzo and Shannon Russo. Bonvni, who is from Parma in Northern Italy, is playing...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation and National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame have formed a partnership based on their collective interests in promoting and building Italian American heritage through sports. Both organizations have agreed to a partnership founded in education and community. The immediate goal will be to host youth base...

Join the Italian American Baseball Foundation for an Italian Heritage Celebration at loanDepot Park on Friday, August 13 at 7:10PM. Make some noise and represent Italy as the Marlins take on Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs. Purchase an Italian Heritage ticket package that includes an exclusive Italian Heritage Marlins t-shirt. A portion of the p...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation board has voted Joseph DiMartino as its new treasurer. He will serve a three-year term in the position. DiMartino is Managing Director, Head of Repo Trading at MUFG Securities Americas. He is also a member of the Columbus Citizens Foundation and its scholarship committee, a member of the Order of Sons of Ita...

Longtime college baseball coach Dom Scala will be recognized with the 2021 IABF Achievement Award at a ceremony in December. Scala, who has been involved with baseball for over 45 years, is the former longtime head coach of Adelphi University baseball on Long Island where he was 432-331-5 and won three conference titles and three coach of the year...

Baseball writer and sportscaster Tom Verducci has been named the first recipient of the Italian American Baseball Foundation Media Award. He will be honored at a ceremony in New York in December. Verducci is a longtime writer for Sports Illustrated and studio analyst for Fox Sports and MLB Network. He is a three-time recipient of National Sportswri...

Mike Rizzo, the President and General Manager of the Washington Nationals, is this year’s Italian American Baseball Foundation Executive of the Year. He will be honored at a ceremony in New York in December. “We could not think of a more deserving executive to receive this honor,” said IABF President/Founder Joe Quagliano. “He has reached the pinna...

Now presenting their 11th episode, Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Spaghetti & Baseballs co-hosts Chris Colabello and Natalie Spedaliere welcome 2001 MLB All-Star and four-time World Series champion Jeff Nelson to the IABF Facebook Livestream on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 8 pm (ET). A great friend and supporter of the IABF with 15 yea...

There was a proud group of first generation American ballplayers that carried the pride and heritage of their Italian roots with them to the big leagues. Players like Frank Crosetti, Tony Lazzeri and Joe DiMaggio — among many others — never forgot where their families came from. They brought nothing but their blue collar work ethic, distinguishable...