Sicilian immigrants Guiseppe and Rosalie DiMaggio welcomed their son, Giuseppe Paolo, on November 25, 1914. His family lived in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, California, where they worked as fisherman. When Joe was a boy, he and his brothers would play baseball at various sandlots and playgrounds around Fisherman's Warf. In 1932, h...

Everybody has heard about Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo and Washington Nationals President Mike Rizzo, but it's never too late to learn about the legacy of Italian American Reid Rizzo. If it had not been for renowned sports artist Chris Felix, most baseball lovers would have never have known about the impact that Reid Rizzo had on so many live...

No, Charlie Margiotta didn't invent touch-tackle football. Though, understandably, some folks around here might have thought that the case. Truth is the longtime master of the Staten Island Touch Tackle League didn't even create the SITTL.   "John DeSio was the guy," the now 78-year-old Margiotta was saying the other day. "In the b...

There was no better way to celebrate Phil Rizzuto's birthday than in the company of San Diego's finest news crew at CBS Channel 8 and renowned sports artist Christopher Paluso. On September 25th, CBS News Anchor Carlo Cecchetto hosted the grand opening evening celebration of the new exhibition Artists' Tribute to Italian Americans in Baseball after...

By Bill Ballou   There was an especially good crop of New England born-and-bred players in Major League Baseball this year, and Chris Colabello was the best of them. Thursday, Colabello was named the 2015 winner of the Ben Mondor Award as New England Player of the Year by the Boston Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of Americ...

By George F. Will The 18-year-old US Navy enlistee, thinking it sounded less boring than the dull training he was doing in 1944, volunteered for service on what he thought an officer had called "rocket ships." Actually, they were small, slow, vulnerable boats used as launching pads for rockets to give close-in support for troops assaulting beaches...

SF Giants vs Brewers, Wednesday, August 7th at 7:15p.m. Please join members of the Museo Italo Americano as we celebrate Italian Heritage Night at the ballpark.   The special event ticket package includes: A seat in one of the Italian Heritage Sections for the game against the Milwaukee Brewers (Museo seating is in the Lower Box Left Field...

We would like to congratulate our 2013 Athlete of the Year, Anthony Rizzo on being voted to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game! Anthony won the National League Final Vote by receiving 8.8 million votes.   He was able to beat out his peers on the NL Final Vote ballot, which included the likes of Justin Morneau, Casey McGehee, Anthony Rendon, and Just...

Longtime Red Sox publicist Dick Bresciani died Saturday after a long illness. He was 76. Bresciani had been a Red Sox publicist since 1972 and was previously assistant sports information director at the University of Massachusetts for 11 years.   He also served as the Cape Cod League's top statistician from 1967-71. Bresciani eventually too...

John Anthony Cangelosi was born on March 10, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. The small five foot eight inch, switch hitting Italian American, played hard to make up for his size.   After attending Miami Dade Community College, he was signed by the Chicago White Sox in 1982. He stole 87 bases at A ball Appleton, in the Mid Western League, making...