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.
New York Mets legend Mike Piazza was enshrined in Baseball’s Hall of Fame, as Jim Mancari recalls his favorite Piazza memories.
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.
Baseball is by far the most Catholic of the sports on which we lavish such attention and passion.
For the second consecutive year, the Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst, varsity baseball team finished third overall in the CHSAA ‘AA’ intersectional championships.
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.
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 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.
Just in time for baseball season, a lucky group of youngsters got the chance to “play ball” with a few New York Yankees legends.
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.