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...

Mission Classic. Mission accomplished. I say proudly that Mission Classic was one of the most culturally significant moments in Italian baseball history. Writing on behalf of IABF, we are grateful and appreciative of the efforts that FIBS put into making this happen. On a micro level, it was also one of the most impactful and important moments in o...

"Mission Classic 2023," the first step toward the 2023 World Baseball Classic, was presented in Rome, with a prominent staff and 13 professional players who play in MLB or who are on the launching pad from the minor leagues to the top American baseball league.With speeches by CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee) President Giovanni Malagò, Ital...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) hosted its first Bay Area Collegiate Games in April. Underscoring the mission of IABF, this international showcase brought players from Italy to compete against colleges on the west coast in hopes of landing scholarships and growing the cultural connection between both countries in the spirit of baseb...

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...

On Wednesday evening, new Phillies manager Joe Girardi was the guest of honor at the Italian American Baseball Foundation’s fourth annual dinner in Brooklyn. The IABF, a nonprofit charity established in 2016, is committed to developing and promoting youth baseball and softball in the United States and Italy by sponsoring clinics supervised by Major...

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...