Jim Fregosi, a baseball lifer who made six All-Star teams as a player and managed the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies to the National League pennant, but who is probably best known — by New Yorkers, at least — as the player the Mets received from the California Angels in exchange for the future Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan in one of baseball's more i...

By Robert Ranieri   Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre — three of baseball's most decorated managers — were unanimously selected Monday for induction to the Hall of Fame. La Russa ranks third on the list of all-time managerial victories, trailing only Connie Mack and John McGraw. Cox is fourth and Torre fifth.    La Russa, w...

After the huge success of the last three years, the CIC have been approached again by the Columbus Clippers and asked if we would be interested in hosting the fourth 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 i...

Just a few weeks ago, Yankee legend Joe DiMaggio would have turned 100 years old. Each year, as we swing into the baseball season, three things bring me to an out-of-body, "Field Of Dreams" experience: having a couple of smokie-link sandwiches in the left field box seats at Wrigley facing the base that Santo built; throwing down a cold one while wa...

By Dave Lumia   Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Garagiola died Wednesday morning following an unparalleled career in baseball spanning from his playing days in the 1940s to his role as a D-backs broadcaster on FOX Sports Arizona through 2013. Garagiola had a nine-year Major League career before gravitating to the broadcast booth, where his...

The New York Mets Italian Heritage at City Field!   New York Italians members will be eligible for discounted tickets. A portion of the tickets proceeds will also go to support the New York Italians mission! Thank you New York Mets!   Please email info@newyorkitalian.org for details.

By Zach Braziller   Add Mike Piazza to the growing list of Michael Conforto admirers. "I think [his swing] is a lot nicer-looking than mine was," the soon-to-be Hall of Fame catcher said Thursday night at Cipriani 42nd Street, where he received the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Special Achievement Award in Sports, as did f...

Ponte verso l'integrazione, ma anche modo di essere orgogliosi delle proprie origini Da venerdì 22 giugno il Museo Italo Americano di San Francisco ospiterà una mostra che documenta il contributo dato dagli Italiani d'America al passatempo preferito degli Americani. La mostra ha lo scopo di mettere in luce le caratteristiche che hanno permesso a...

by Robert Slayton   In this baseball season it is appropriate to celebrate Joe DiMaggio, who would have been 101 this year. One of the greatest baseball figures of his era, he played with grace yet power, creating records still unmatched by newer, better-trained performers.   But Joe DiMaggio gave this country something more. For all...

by Vincent Z. Mercogliano Deep down, I knew my attention should have been focused on the field of play. But as a man who truly appreciates a good meal, my mind was captivated by the legendary baseball coach with a similar passion for Italian-American cuisine.   "You see, Vince, you take the broccoli rabe and cook it with sausage and potatoe...