We all know baseball is a global sport, and for John Tumminia, the process of further bringing baseball to all parts of the globe has just begun.
Devon Cajuste, a former football standout at Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, signed on as a member of the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad.
Phyllis Francis, a 2010 graduate of the now-closed Catherine McAuley H.S., East Flatbush, recently captured a gold medal in the women’s 4×400-meter relay at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games.
There’s a nun in Queens who has been saying her prayers every day for her favorite team, the New York Mets.
Right after the conclusion of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, Lia Neal had her sights set on Rio de Janeiro. She now has a silver medal to add to her collection.
Richardson Hitchins, a student at Science Skills H.S., Downtown Brooklyn, recently competed in men’s boxing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, representing Haiti. He was one of 32 total boxers to fight in the men’s light welter 64-kg division.
U.S. Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Simone Biles says when she travels, she sometimes takes with her a statue of St. Sebastian, the patron saint of athletes, and she also carries a rosary her mother gave her.
Vincent Bezecourt, a 2016 graduate of St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, is currently playing his first season with the New York Red Bulls II of the United Soccer League. He recently scored his first two goals of his professional career in a 5-0 victory over the Harrisburg City Islanders.
New York Mets legend Mike Piazza was enshrined in Baseball’s Hall of Fame, as Jim Mancari recalls his favorite Piazza memories.
Holy Cross H.S. alumnus Devon Cajuste, who played his college football as a wide receiver at Stanford University, Calif., recently signed a professional contract with the San Francisco 49ers, making him one of 12 undrafted free agents signed by the NFL team.