Join us for our Italian Heritage Celebration at loanDepot park on Friday, July 29 at 6:40PM. Make some noise and represent as the Marlins take on the Mets. Purchase an Italian Heritage ticket package that includes a commemorative Italian Heritage Celebration Marlins cap. Buy Tickets here. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will benefit the...

There are six Italian Americans on the top 100 MLB prospect list, and nearly 30 who crack the top 25 prospect lists in their respect organizations. IABF looks forward to their progress as we must rally around the next generation of professional ball players with Italian heritage in order to grow the game with the same passion and pride so many othe...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, is looking for a sponsorship and development representative to help the organization generate sponsorships for physical events and digital platforms. This is a commission based position. The organization has baseball events, fundraisers and digital platforms to service with sponsorships....

When it was announced that former Team Italy manager Gilberto (Gibo) Gerali was appointed the director of the newly-created Parma and Crocetta Baseball Development Academy on the same day as the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Gala in Brooklyn, New York on December 2, 2021, Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) President Andrea...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) hosted its first Bay Area Collegiate Games in April. Underscoring the mission of IABF, this international showcase brought players from Italy to compete against colleges on the west coast in hopes of landing scholarships and growing the cultural connection between both countries in the spirit of baseb...

Caliendo Sports International Baseball is organizing a youth baseball development trip to Italy sponsored by the Italian American Baseball Foundation. Peter Caliendo is a veteran international baseball clinician and IABF is dedicated to youth baseball development for Italians and Americans. Mike Taverna, a supporter and member of IABF, as well as a...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation awards college scholarships to deserving student-athletes who express pride in our culture and heritage. LEARN MORE & APPLY! All awardees must follow the application process. Our goal is to honor graduating high school seniors or current college players. An IABF scholarship committee will select the winners...

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...

For the first time in its history, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) has awarded college scholarships to deserving student-athletes. Three scholarships have been awarded in the fall 2021 semester.  Scholarship honorees include Francesco Bonvini, Franco Logozzo and Shannon Russo. Bonvni, who is from Parma in Northern Italy, is playing...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation and National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame have formed a partnership based on their collective interests in promoting and building Italian American heritage through sports. Both organizations have agreed to a partnership founded in education and community. The immediate goal will be to host youth base...