Kicking off its inaugural event last year honoring National Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza at Carmine’s Restaurant and Sports Bar in Brooklyn, New York, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) has set out to make this year’s festivities better than ever by presenting guest of honor Bobby Valentine with a commissioned portrait of the Ita...

The lights had switched off at Jalisco Stadium when Roberto Angotti ’84 finished writing an article about Team Italy’s comeback to beat Mexico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. “It was 4 a.m.,” said Angotti, the English language reporter for Federazione Italiana Baseball e Softball. “The team shuttle had left and I was stranded on the outskirts o...

November 30, Thursday, 5:30 .pm. Stony Brook University, New York 11790. Center for Italian Studies/ Book Presentation: “Dinner with Di Maggio” with co-author Dr. John Positano. Books will be available for purchase and autographing by Dr. John Positano. Location: Center for Italian Studies in Stony Brook University's Frank Melville Memorial Library...

On October 30, Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza (New York Mets) was interviewed at the newly renovated Stage 17 at the Cumulus radio station 77 WABC in New York City, as part of The Baller Series. 77 WABC's Mike "Gunz" Gunzleman, as heard on the Imus in the Morning program, served as the host. This event was moderated by Brandon Steiner, the CEO...

Chicago Cubs‘ All-Star Italian American first baseman Anthony Rizzo was presented the 2017 Roberto Clemente Award at Minute Maid Park prior to the start of game three of World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers on October 27, 2017. The Roberto Clemente Award, Major League Baseball’s prestigious award that recognizes sportsman...

Selected in the first round of the 2012 MLB draft by the New York Mets out of Barbe High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Gavin Cecchini was born to perform. He helped his South Lake Charles Little League team advance to the 2006 Little League Baseball World Series as the Southwestern Region Champion and pitched six scoreless innings in his squad...

Bernardo Cardines was an Italian immigrant, a resident alien, a tailor and a future soldier who lived just a short distance from one of the earliest baseball parks in the United States. He had journeyed to Rhode Island by his 15th birthday, registered for the draft by his 22nd birthday. He never celebrated his 23rd birthday. He was killed on a batt...

Javier Baez broke the code of silence when he mentioned to reporters the latest thing for a Cubs team that designed a Party Room for their state-of-the-art clubhouse at Wrigley Field, turned Jason Heyward’s Rain Delay Speech into World Series mythology and interviews each other in the dugout for pretend TV segments after hitting home runs. “He does...

Paul Pascucci wasn’t sure if he and the other inductees would be given a chance to say a few words, but that was OK because Pascucci doesn’t like talking about himself. But he did want to say thank you to everyone who touched his life along the way. Pascucci, a member of the North Tonawanda High School Class of 1970, was one of 14 members of the Cl...

Thu, August 31, 2017. 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM PDT. AT&T Park - 24 Willie Mays Plaza - San Francisco, CA 94107 San Francisco's Italian heritage is very rich, to say the least, and the Giants invite you to celebrate with them at AT&T Park at the 2017 Italian Heritage Night! Your Special Event ticket package includes a seat in one of the Italian Heritage s...