When Spencer Arrighetti and Joey Loperfido were promoted to the Houston Astros' roster, their debuts were not only noted on Baseball Reference, but also a website called "Baseball Amore."  The website was started by Tulane program director of information technology Ralph Russo and keeps track of every Italian American baseball player, detailing...

Join us for our Italian Heritage Celebration at loanDepot park on Friday, May 17 at 7:10PM. Make some noise and represent as the Marlins take on the New York Mets. Purchase of an Italian Heritage ticket package includes a commemorative Italian Heritage Celebration Marlins hat. A portion of each ticket will be donated back towards the Italian Americ...

Larry Lucchino, the former president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, died Tuesday at the age of 78. Lucchino served in that president and CEO role with the Red Sox from 2002-15, joining the organization alongside Tom Werner as part of John Henry's ownership group. The group delivered World Series titles in 2004 (ending an 86-year championship drough...

The 2024 college softball season is underway in the United States and several Italian prospects have already risen to the top of their respective programs. In the top National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Southern Conference, we find Team Italy spark plug Laura Vigna at Mercer University in Macon. Georgia. The Piedmontese playe...

Laura Lasorda, daughter of Tommy and Jo Lasorda, will be attending the upcoming Fullerton Sister City Association Grand Tour of Italy Informational Meeting on Tuesday, April 9th at 5 pm inside Fullerton Library Osborne Auditorium.  In 2021, Tollo (Chieti) in Abruzzo, Italy became Fullerton’s Sister City in honor of Tommy Lasorda, a 63-year Fullerto...

Did you know that the first mixed race baseball player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame was an Italian American? Roy “Campy” Campanella was born in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on Nov. 11, 1921. John Campanella, Roy’s father, was a son of Italian Immigrants and his mother Ida was an African American.  He later moved to Nicetown in Nor...

World Baseball Network has acquired more depth for its roster with the addition of sports media veteran Chris R. Vaccaro. Vaccaro, an Emmy Award and Murrow Award-winning media executive from Long Island joins the organization as a senior editorial advisor. He will help the staff with editorial strategy, production operations, and standards. “I’m bu...

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....

Alumnus Chris R. Vaccaro, MA ’11, has incorporated his passions — civil engagement, journalism, baseball and Italian American heritage — into everything he does. And he attributes many of his professional successes to the skills he developed at Stony Brook University. Whether it’s been analyzing budgets at The Topps Company and Altice USA, getting...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) and Elefterakis, Elefterakis, and Panek (EEP) have agreed to a partnership to support their collective efforts in youth baseball development. IABF has become one of the world’s premier heritage-based non-profit baseball organizations and is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of Italian America...