He shouldn't be here. No, really, Mike Bianco shouldn't be at Charles Schwab Field Saturday night at the College World Series. At least not as the manager for Ole Miss. If fans of the Rebels (40-23) can take anything away from Bianco's last year, it's expecting the unexpected. For 22 seasons, Bianco has commanded the respect of those in the SEC as...

Vinnie Pasquantino’s major-league debut is finally near. The Kansas City Royals called up the 24-year-old slugger from the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers on Monday after trading Carlos Santana. The left-handed hitter entered the MLB’s top 100 prospects list at No. 98 one week ago on June 22 after a hot start to the season. And as the Royals begin the...

Join us for our Italian Heritage Celebration at loanDepot park on Friday, July 29 at 6:40PM. Make some noise and represent as the Marlins take on the Mets. Purchase an Italian Heritage ticket package that includes a commemorative Italian Heritage Celebration Marlins cap. Buy Tickets here. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will benefit the...

Yogi Berra took a lot of ribbing for his looks when he joined the New York Yankees in the 1940s. The Pinstripes were the premier organization in Major League Baseball, and their new backstop was told he was too ugly to be a Yankee. Yet he went on to an extraordinary career in MLB, first as a player and then as a manager, making quirky, and often in...

Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) is the first federation in the world to offer its Honor Club through the latest generation blockchain technology Commemorating the Rome-based multimedia organization We The Italians hosted gala dinner for the visiting NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) board members, FIBS officially presents it...

Duke southpaw Jonathan Santucci has earned an invite to the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Camp in Cary, N.C., later this month. Santucci, a native of Leominster, Mass., enjoyed a strong freshman season in Durham during the 2022 season. An outfielder and pitcher, Santucci began the year as a reliever before emerging into a starting role. San...

Next to his hall of fame career, New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra is best known for his humorous quotes and phrases. His most notable line, "It ain't over 'til it's over." But the All-Star catcher and St. Louis native is also a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II. He was aboard the USS Bayfield as it made its way into Utah Beach on J...

It’s hard not to get a kick out of the smile that slowly forms on Anthony Volpe’s face when someone digging into the start of his season asks about his confidence level. Those in the business of grasping at straws in wondering why the traditional statistics next to the 21-year-old Somerset Patriots shortstop’s name haven’t been as reflective of the...

There are six Italian Americans on the top 100 MLB prospect list, and nearly 30 who crack the top 25 prospect lists in their respect organizations. IABF looks forward to their progress as we must rally around the next generation of professional ball players with Italian heritage in order to grow the game with the same passion and pride so many othe...

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra is one of baseball’s greatest. He amassed ten World Series rings, 3 MVP awards and 18 All-Star Game appearances. He caught the only perfect game in World Series history. Yet for many his deserved stature was overshadowed by his simply being himself and being more recognized more for his unique personality, TV commercial...