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...

The 9th ranked baseball team in the world will be playing ELEV|8 Sports Institute High School Baseball Team in Delray Beach, Florida, this Monday, February 24th at 4 pm at Robert P. Miller Park, 1905 SW 4th Avenue. The Italian National Baseball Team are back-to-back European Champions and have won 10 European titles overall. They have qualified for...

by Bob Sutton   The teenage Italian shortstop who has been dubbed the top European baseball prospect will play for the Burlington Royals. Tommy Shields, the manager of the Burlington team, said Marten Gasparini, 17, has been targeted for the Appalachian League club all along.   MLB.com lists the 30 top international prospects and...

Chaperoned by his parents after just becoming a teenager, James Fiorentino took an artist's leap of faith by bringing a prized Joe DiMaggio painting he had done of the legendary Yankee great to an autograph show that DiMaggio was appearing at.   Fiorentino reminisced: "He was always tough at these things and usually didn't sign artwork. He l...

By George Blecher   May 12 marked Yogi Berra Day in New York and New Jersey, and except for the Drums of Thunder, a drum corps of fourth and fifth graders from Hillside Elementary School in Montclair, it was a quiet, tender affair — part photo opportunity, part nostalgia.   Yogi Berra. the New York Yankees' Hall of Fame catcher of the...

It started on May 15, 1941, with a single against Eddie Smith of the White Sox at Yankee Stadium. Seventy-five years later, Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak remains baseball's most iconic record. The Yankee Clipper's Summer of 56 captivated a nation still recovering from the Great Depression.   As the streak mounted, following DiMaggio...

by Dan Epstein   Lenny Randle is a man on a mission. "I'm trying to find the next Joe DiMaggio," he says. "I'm gonna bring the next Mike Piazza, the next Roy Campanella, the next Yogi Berra over to America."   Sure, everybody in baseball wants to discover prospects with Hall of Fame potential. But Randle believes he'll find them in a...

by Kathy Salvati   Talk about having a full plate! Claudio Reilsono is the Head baseball coach at Carnegie Mellon University, the General Manager/Professional baseball scout for the Global Scouting Bureau and as you will see, that's not all... Q. Claudio, what got you interested in baseball?   CR. My Mom & Dad were from Ital...