Kids Were Winners When Collars Took on Scholars

Being Editor of The Tablet has taken me to places where I never would have gone. Take for instance last Monday evening when I walked onto the field at MCU Park in Coney Island to umpire the softball game between the Collars and the Scholars.

Wind Up and the Pitch

Steve Aiello, a production assistant at NET-TV, threw out the first ball at the Brooklyn Cyclones game on Aug. 25.

Cyclones Set to Begin 15th Season in Brooklyn

Every summer in Coney Island, the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Single-A short season affiliate of the New York Mets, provide an entertaining and competitive brand of baseball right in the borough of Kings.

Gil Hodges Would Have Been 90 Today

Happy birthday to legendary Brooklyn baseball hero Gil Hodges! He would have been 90 years old today. Gil’s family is still waiting for the call to Cooperstown, and he’s up for election this year in December at MLB’s Winter Meetings.

Farewell to Rich Donnelly

Rich Donnelly, who managed the Brooklyn Cyclones the past three summers, was named the manager of the Tacoma Rainiers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Donnelly was the longest-tenured manager in Cyclones’ franchise history and won 128 games, second to only Edgar Alfonzo. His teams reached the postseason in two of his three seasons. […]

Brooklyn Cyclones Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Ebbets Field

Right before the end of the season on Aug. 29, the Brooklyn Cyclones commemorated the 100th anniversary of the legendary Ebbets Field, which served as the central hub of Brooklyn baseball on Sullivan Place in Flatbush. At MCU Park in Coney Island, Ray Ebbets, the closest living relative to former Brooklyn Dodgers’ owner Charles Ebbets, […]