Gary Perone has two very big anniversaries this year. The first came in March when he and his wife Ellena celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. And this week, will mark 20 years since the Brooklyn Cyclones came into existence with the Tottenville resident as one of its trusted employees. The wedding anniversary was special. The pandemic wiped...

It would have been easy for Vinny Nittoli to simply quit and get on with his life. He had already pitched everywhere from Bakersfield, California, to St. Paul, Minnesota, to Mexicali, Mexico, bouncing from organization to organization, and unable to stick. Now, at the age of 30, returning to the organization that first drafted him seven years ago a...

Long before Joe DiMaggio earned the Joltin’ Joe nickname, he was just a kid from San Francisco who wanted to play shortstop. Dan Daniel — himself a Hall of Famer who built his reputation, in part, with his unforgettable reporting on Yankees legend Babe Ruth — was there for DiMaggio’s first spring training with the Yankees. It's safe to say Daniel w...

OK, pay attention. Here are the rules. If California, he’s The Bull – but if you’re from Brooklyn, he’s Ki Ki. These are the rules set by Al Ferrara, the grad of Lafayette High who fulfilled his lifetime dream – to play for the Dodgers. The Ki Ki, he claims, comes from the streets of Brooklyn. The Bull came from Los Angeles sportswriter Bob Hunter....

The classic baseball song played during every game, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” features the memorable line, “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don’t care if I never get back.” Baseball stadium food has evolved since that tune was written in 1908, and teams around the United States regularly showcase their food options almost as prominentl...

Never in 100 years did Paul Catalano ever think he'd get to see his favorite baseball team play in Buffalo. But the 99-year-old World War II veteran got the surprise of a lifetime on Tuesday night. Catalano will celebrate his 100th birthday in September. He's a lifelong Yankees fan, and his grandsons took it upon themselves to make sure he got to s...

Longtime college baseball coach Dom Scala will be recognized with the 2021 IABF Achievement Award at a ceremony in December. Scala, who has been involved with baseball for over 45 years, is the former longtime head coach of Adelphi University baseball on Long Island where he was 432-331-5 and won three conference titles and three coach of the year...

BCsicilia Isola delle Femmine, in collaborazione con l’Associazione Isola Pittsburg Forever, inaugurerà domenica 6 giugno 2021 la mostra permanente dedicata a Joe Di Maggio, origini, vita e successi del campione di baseball da Isola delle Femmine alla California. Sarà possibile visitare l’esposizione di via Cutino n. 14, presso i locali Associazion...

LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri, who led the Tigers to the 2009 national championship and is No. 1 among active NCAA Division I coaches in career victories, announced Friday that he will retire at the end of the 2021 season. Mainieri, whose collegiate career spans 39 seasons – including the past 15 years at LSU – will coach the Tigers in the 2021...

Of the dozens of people who showed up in Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood to mark the groundbreaking for a statue of former Indians slugger Rocky Colavito, few beamed as much as Sheldon Green. Like many people of a certain age, Green was fond of the New York-born Colavito, an endearment the ballplayer shared with his adopted city. In 1960, Gre...