Local Baseball Product Continues Career in Pros

Right-handed relief pitcher Tom Hackimer, a graduate of St. John’s University, Jamaica, who was named the 2016 Big East Pitcher of the Year, was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in June. He is currently stationed with the Twins’ Class-A affiliate, the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

Tablet Names Diocesan CHSAA Baseball All-Stars

With another competitive season of CHSAA baseball in the books, here’s a look at The Tablet’s 2016 All-Star Team. Special thanks to the league’s coaches for submitting nominations.

Faith Helps New Met Adjust to ‘Big Apple’

It all just seems like the perfect Cinderella story, right? But that all changed this past December with one phone call. Neil Walker went from being the hometown baseball star in Pittsburgh to being the newest member of the New York Mets. And his faith has helped with that transition.

Local Pitcher Tosses No-Hitter in Florida

Bernard Witek, a native of Rego Park and a parishioner at Holy Cross Church, Maspeth, threw a no-hitter for Loyola School, Manhattan, in a pre-season baseball tournament in St. Petersburg, Fla.

St. Joseph’s Hurler Reaches 100 K’s

St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn, Clinton Hill, junior pitcher Mitch Brigando became the fifth member of the school’s 100-strikeout club on April 10 against Yeshiva University, Manhattan.

Play Ball in Marine Park

Baseball season does not officially begin until Good Shepherd parish, Marine Park, hosts its annual “Baseball Bash” discussion. On April 2, the day before 2016 Opening Day, 20 avid fans got together in the rectory basement to offer their opinions on all things baseball.