Anthony Richard Conigliaro, was born on January 7, 1945 in Revere, Massachusetts. The six foot three, right hand hitting outfielder was signed out of St. Mary's High School in Lynn, Massachusetts by the home town Boston Red Sox in 1962.   The highly touted prospect came up to the big leagues in 1964 at age 19, getting the starting left fiel...

You are cordially invited to attend a book presentation and signing by author Anthony Florio at the Italian American Museum this Friday evening, August 21st. "Yankee Batboy, The Luckiest Kid in New York, From Little Italy to Yankee Stadium" tells the story of Anthony Florio, born and raised in New York City's Little Italy and a batboy for the New Y...

by Shane Dale   His last name sounds like a delightfully snooty coffee drink. In fact, if you ordered a grande, soy, low-fat Saltalamacchia at your local Starbucks, there's a good chance no one would bat an eyelash.   Indeed, new Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has quite the entertaining last name -- but more...

American baseball legend Yogi Berra, said to have inspired the cartoon character Yogi Bear, has died at the age of 90. The Yogi Berra Museum announced that the Hall of Fame catcher had died on Tuesday evening. Berra spent almost all of his 19-year career with the New York Yankees. He was a three-time Most Valuable Player and 13-time World Ser...

Si è concluso da poco lo showcase di Roma organizzato da College Life Italia, grazie al quale molti ragazzi hanno avuto la possibilità di essere visti in campo da allenatori americani. A questo evento, tra le altre testate giornalistiche, è stato presente Sky Sport, che ha seguito la giornata intervistando lo staff di CLI e diversi ragazzi. Grazie...

New York and baseball's Yankees, it's a love affair that might've ended in some recrimination in the previous fall, but in spring, hope does spring eternal, and the Yankees become the main game in town. The Yankees, who start their 114th MLB season on April 1 on the road, launch their home opener on April 7. Fans have a passionate love-hate relati...

by Mauro Battocchi   Thanks so much Giants! The great baseball champions of San Francisco, who won the World Series three times in recent years (2010, 2012 and 2014) have celebrated the Italian heritage of the City by the Bay tonight before the match with the San Diego Padres.   A sizable donation was given to Italian Community Servic...

After the huge success of the last two years, we have been approached again by the Columbus Clippers and asked if we would be interested in hosting the third annual Italian Heritage Night at Huntington Park this summer. With our desire to raise the profile of Italians in the Columbus community, foster camaraderie between Italians in the area, and t...

UNICO of Pittsfield, a non-profit Italian-American service organization, will induct five Berkshire County athletes into the UNICO Berkshire County Baseball and Softball Hall of Fame on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Berkshire Hills Country Club.   Those to be inducted include Randy Driscoll, a four-year member of the Lee High School baseball team...

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...