by Lauren E. Forcucci   Summer is the time for baseball! Who enjoys an afternoon in the warm summer sun while the cheers of a baseball game echo from the local park? We do!   For this month's column, I spoke with Mr. John Romano, baseball coordinator for the NEAA: North End Athletic Association. Mr. Romano told me about the various pr...

Enjoy Seattle Mariners Baseball at a special price on Italian Heritage Night at Safeco Field! Round up your friends and family members and enjoy a fun-filled night of Italian culture.   A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased through this special offer will benefit Festa Italiana, the free Italian Festival at the Seattle Center....

The Astros were out of the playoff race in 1991 when manager Art Howe and coach Matt Galante approached Craig Biggio about moving to second base.   Biggio grew up dreaming of being the next Walter Payton in football or Thurman Munson in baseball. Playing running back was no longer an option, but he assumed the first All-Star berth of his car...

Edward James Abbaticchio was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, on April 15, 1877. He began his athletic career in 1895 where he played football as both a fullback and kicker for the Latrobe Athletic Association. Ed became one of the first professional football players as the team was the first pro-football team in the nation. His coach, Fielding Yost,...

Join the Italian community in the East Bay for the A's Italian Heritage Night on Friday, August 7th at 7:05PM at the Oakland A's Coliseum. A ticket to the festivities includes a pregame event in the Eastside Club (a new perk this year), an Athletics branded Italian heritage scarf, complementary Italian food and a reserved ticket at Field Level. &n...

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...