Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio married Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe on January 14, 1954. They were married in Saints Peter and Paul Church in the North Beach section of San Francisco, where the Yankee Clipper lived for many years as a youngster, with his Sicilian family.  Monroe and DiMaggio constantly fought while on their honeymoon in Japan. Wh...

Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team completed their last season as the Indians on October 3, 2021. The club is now called the Cleveland Guardians, and the new name pays homage to four, two-sided sculptures known as the “Guardians of Traffic,” which stand prominently on the city’s Hope Memorial Bridge. Once known as the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge, it...

Saturday, December 11, 2021, 11am-12pm (in-person event at the Yogi Berra Museum on the Montclair State University campus – see location). Participants are welcome to continue to visit the Museum after the one-hour program  Introduced by: Dr. Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair, Montclair State University) Tour led by: Jenny Pollack (Education Director, Yo...

Three plays into the season's first scrimmage, Mike Campanile, the offensive coordinator for the freshman team at Bergen Catholic High School, was growing angry. Then his starting wide receiver ran thw wrong route. "Ge out!" Campanile said. "And stay out!" Campanile, 76, knew his personnel. His grandson, Dominic, was the starting quaterback. Anothe...

On Nov. 12, 1971, Cardinals third baseman Joe Torre was named MVP by a wide margin. Here is our original coverage.  And what did Joe Torre, named the National League's Most Valuable Player yesterday, plan as an encore? The Cardinals' third baseman was as quick with an answer as he had been with a bat all last season when he topped major league batt...

The Yankees had 12 first-round or supplemental first-round picks from 2009-18. Only four of those picks have reached the majors, and only one—Aaron Judge—has more than 1.5 career wins above replacement as measured by Baseball-Reference. Given that recent track record in the draft, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman described 2019 first-rounder A...

Baltimore Orioles first baseman and Italian American Trey Mancini has been an inspiration. After battling cancer, he returned to the field in 2021 and picked up where he left off. His appearance in the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby and winning of the American League Comeback Player of the Year Award made it a season to remember.  Mancini has...

Paul Pasqualoni walked away, but he couldn’t stay away. His retirement from coaching football, following his resignation as the Detroit Lions defensive coordinator in January 2020, lasted less than a year. When University of Florida head coach Dan Mullen asked him to join his staff this season as a special assistant, Pasqualoni couldn’t get to the...

Jerry Kramer, the Pro Football Hall of Fame guard, wrote a personal note and diagramed two famous Green Bay Packer plays on a cheese gold helmet, and gave it to him. The late cornerback Herb Adderley, another Packer Pro Football Hall of Famer, penned a note that began “To my friend Coach G” on an oversized photo that showed him at his locker-- stil...

It’s a full circle “homecoming” of sorts. Gary Perone, who previously served as assistant general manager for the New York Mets’ Minor League affiliated Brooklyn Cyclones, was born in Brooklyn -- but the Tottenville resident has called Staten Island his home for a quarter-century, and now it’ll be his base of operations as well. Staten Island’s Atl...