Thursday October 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Organized by Il Cenacolo SF at San Francisco Italian Athletic Club - 1630 Stockton Street - San Francisco, CA. Three local historians from Friends of Isola Delle Femmine, Inc., a fellow Bay Area Italian club, will present a history of the Sicilian settlement in Pittsburg, California, and will discuss how thei...

D-backs manager Torey Lovullo was driving home from an eye doctor appointment Tuesday when general manager Mike Hazen called to let him know that the team had opted to exercise Lovullo's contract option for 2023. Hazen said he had the full support of managing general partner Ken Kendrick and team president/CEO Derrick Hall in making the decision. "...

Sony Pictures Classics has landed worldwide rights to “It Ain’t Over,” a documentary about baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra. Sean Mullin directed the doc, which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The specialty studio has yet to detail any release plans for the movie. Described as “an intimate portrait of a misunderstood American icon,...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation is presenting Mike Piazza and the Italian National Baseball Team with its highest honor, the Tommy Lasorda Award. Piazza and several members of the 2023 Italian World Baseball Classic team will accept the honor at the 2022 IABF Gala on December 1 at Giando on the Water in Brooklyn, NY. Tickets, tables and jo...

Roberto Angotti, Tollo, Italy-Fullerton, California Sister City International Ambassador, Laura Lasorda, daughter of Tommy and Jo Lasorda, and Felipe Ruiz, longtime personal assistant to Tommy Lasorda, moderate Lasorda Legacy Baseball Author Roundtable featuring an all-star cast on Tommy Lasorda Day.  Thursday night, September 22, 2022 at 7:30 pm i...

Baseball at the National Postal Museum AMHS is pleased to offer an opportunity for a guided tour of the National Postal Museum’s baseball exhibit on Sunday afternoon, October 2, 2022. The free tour will be given by the museum’s curator, Daniel A. Piazza, who recently gave the AMHS a virtual talk on Italian stamps (see related article on page 3). Th...

A year and a half ago, Joe Musgrove came home. Now, the Padres’ ace has ensured he’ll be staying at home in San Diego for a long, long time. The Padres and Musgrove on Monday reached a five-year extension that, per a source, is worth $100 million and would keep Musgrove in San Diego through 2027. Shortly after reaching that agreement, Musgrove, wit...

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox may be the most storied rivals in Major League Baseball rivals, but when it comes to soccer they could soon be working together. Well, sort of. Yankees are planning to join RedBird Capital in the takeover of Italian soccer champions AC Milan, according to the Financial Times. RedBird also own a stake in Fenwa...

A few months ago, I was introduced to Rich Talarico. We began a series of conversations, and during one of our talks, we realized we had something in common: Hays, Pennsylvania (the bygone Italian-Pittsburgh enclave that shaped my childhood). Rich told me about his great uncle, Ollie Carnegie, who played ball for 15 seasons across the game’s farm s...

Italian American Dave Righetti was named to the Team USA coaching staff for the 2023 World Baseball Classic. He will be the bullpen coach on Mark DeRosa’s staff.Righetti pitched 16 seasons in the big league, was AL Rookie of the Year, threw a no-hitter, selected for two all-star games and was named AL Reliever of the Year twice. He was pitching coa...