Following in the footsteps of Frank Catalanotto, recipient of the last year’s Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Achievement Award, Chicago Cubs hitting coach Anthony Iapoce has been named as the 2020 IABF Achievement Award Honoree. With over 27 years of combined professional baseball experience as a player and coach, Anthony Iapoce has ma...

Anthony Iapoce was born in Queens, NY on August 23, 1973 to Josephine and Anthony Iapoce. Anthony grew up in Astoria, Queens and went to school at St. Joseph’s Catholic School near his home in Astoria. He played both C.Y.O. baseball and basketball for St. Joe’s throughout his time there. Anthony then moved on to Monsignor McClancy high school in Ea...

After four entertaining episodes featuring the likes of Frank Catalanotto, Anthony Iapoce,Mike Napoli, John Franco, Lee Mazzilli, and L.J. Mazzilli, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Spaghetti & Baseballs Facebook Live Series present a very special episode number five with IABF Ambassador Bobby Valentine. Deeply committed to the growt...

After a successful launch last week with special guest Frank Catalanotto, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Spaghetti & Baseballs Facebook Livestream hosts Chris Colabelloand Natalie Spedaliere welcome Chicago Cubs coaches Mike Napoli and Anthony Iapoce on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 2 pm (EDT).  Mike Napoli has been a friend of the IAB...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF), a registered 501(c)(3) charity that is committed to the future of baseball and softball for Italians and Italian Americans, announces the inaugural IABF Spaghetti and Baseballs podcast on the IABF Facebook page beginning on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 2 pm (EDT). IABF ambassador and MLB veteran Frank C...

Yesterday the IABF along with Italian Enclaves donated and delivered thousands of surgical mask and gloves to several Brooklyn hospitals, police precincts, Fire Houses, EMT’s and nursing homes. Proceeds for this donation came from our recent GoFundMe campaign. Thanks to our good friend Ray Guarini for his help in initiating this campaign and delive...

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The IABF will conduct our "First Look" College Baseball Showcase on Saturday June 6, 2020. All players will receive quality instruction from Division I - II - III, Junior College coaches, former MLB players and MLB Scouts. Prospects will have a great opportunity to showcase their abilities in skill work sessions. Prospects will be placed by positio...

On Wednesday evening, new Phillies manager Joe Girardi was the guest of honor at the Italian American Baseball Foundation’s fourth annual dinner in Brooklyn. The IABF, a nonprofit charity established in 2016, is committed to developing and promoting youth baseball and softball in the United States and Italy by sponsoring clinics supervised by Major...

Many times my interviews have given light to people and institutions born in America who work to help Italy, improve the bridge between our two countries, and represent in an excellent way an aspect - territorial, thematic, professional or cultural - of being part of the Italian American community. The friend who is today the protagonist of this in...