During its 75-year history, the Baseball Hall of Fame has never enshrined three living managers at once. Until now. Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre rank third, fourth and fifth on the all-time wins list and will be recognized for their work July 27.   "I was on the (Expansion Era) Committee down in Florida when we voted on those...

There's a bright future for the Red Sox, and it's colored in green, white and red. On July 2, young baseball star Nicolò Clemente signed a multi-year contract for the Red Sox, becoming the first Italian to ever join Boston's roster. At 16, the native of Pianoro (Bologna) became the youngest Italian to sign for a Major League team, following last y...

John Lewis Pacella was born to an Italian /American family in Brooklyn New York, on September 15, 1956. When he was ten years old his family moved out to Suffolk County on Long Island, where he attended Connetquot High School. There he played ball in the Ronkonkoma/ Bohemia school district, getting drafted in the 4th round of the 1974 by New York...

I spent some time watching the Pirates go through drills and practice prior to their spring training game Monday against the Atlanta Braves. Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli practiced like a highly energized baseball player, moving from one activity to another without slowing down.   Read more   Source: http://www.ellwoodcityl...

Anthony Rizzo was born on August 8, 1989 in Fort Lauderdale, FL to an Italian American family with roots in Sicily. He attended Stoneman Douglas High School, where his batting average was .468 with 11 home runs in his senior year. In 2007, he was awarded the Sun Sentinel Player of the Year & the Miami Herald Player of the Year.   After g...

by James Edwards Besides the many fans and those in the sports world, there's another place in particular mourning the death of baseball legend Yogi Berra: a St. Louis neighborhood called The Hill. Berra grew up in The Hill, which became the nucleus of the city's Italian community, as many Italian immigrants settled there when arriving to St....

We won't have the Yankees to kick around anymore. The most hated team in baseball — the Staten Island Yankees — is looking to be hated less, as team management announced this week it is going to change the name of the squad from the moniker made famous by the boys in the Bronx to something more befitting of team the plays on the Rock.  ...

The New York Mets announced they will be inducting Mike Piazza into the Mets Hall of Fame. The Mets made the announcement Sunday, before the former catcher played in the celebrity softball game ahead of Tuesday night's All-Star game.   Piazza understands what it's like to be a New York Mets fan. That's why his selection for the team's H...

Forza Giants fans and Italophiles alike! Come catch the action at iconic AT&T Park this month and connect with your Italian heritage.   This beautiful stadium is nestled against San Francisco Bay and, if the action on the field lulls, the bleacher seats can gaze out over the water and watch the container ships drift by. Usually, though,...

Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima presented a check for $525 Monday to the Abilities Baseball Field Project at its general membership meeting at Milano Café. CIAO invited Abilities Baseball co-founders Rachael Chapman Staley and Tracie Sarno Sanchez to speak to the packed room of CIAO members about the Abilities Baseball Field o...