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.

Texas Rangers Hire McClancy HS Grad

Local baseball standout Anthony Iapoce, a 1991 graduate of Msgr. McClancy M.H.S., will be taking his hitting prowess to the Texas Rangers as the team’s new hitting coach.

Baseball Hall Taps Piazza for Induction

Patience has paid off for New York Mets legendary catcher Mike Piazza, as he will be part of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016.

There Is Crying in Baseball

Dear Editor: Jim Mancari really hit one out of the park with his recent column “There Is Crying in Baseball, After All” (Aug. 22). I’ve been a Mets’ fan since 1962 when I lived in Brooklyn. It’s been said that when we die, Mets’ fans go straight to Heaven and not to Purgatory. We have been through Hell already.

WINS for Cancer

During this spring’s high school baseball and softball season, Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, and The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates, teamed up for a fundraising campaign to support Sunrise Day Camp in Wyandanch, L.I.

Iconic Baseball Moment Immortalized in Film

Many devout baseball fans know the tale of Babe Ruth and an 11-year-old boy named Johnny Sylvester. But for those readers who may not be familiar, here is the story.

Holy Cross Knight Is Mets’ Bat Boy

Jonathan Rosero, a recent graduate of Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, has served this season as the bat boy for the New York Mets during the team’s home games at Citi Field.