John Mincone delivers a pitch for the Brooklyn Cyclones. (Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Cyclones)

John Mincone, 5 Brooklyn Cyclones Named All-Stars

Left-handed reliever John Mincone is one of five Brooklyn Cyclones named to the New York-Penn League All-Star Game to be played Aug. 13 in Norwich, Conn. Mincone has emerged as the Cyclones’ closer this year and is 2-1 with a 1.76 ERA and five saves. Mincone was featured last summer in The Tablet for his […]

Brooklyn Cyclones’ manager Rich Donnelly has as much passion for raquetball as he does baseball, the sport which he has coached professionally for nearly 40 years. (Photo by Jim Mancari)

Racquetball a Joy for Cyclones’ Skipper

Brooklyn Cyclones’ manager Rich Donnelly is known for being a passionate man. He’s coached professional baseball at various levels for nearly 40 years, including winning the 1997 World Series as a coach with the Florida Marlins, and he’s a devout Catholic who attends Mass at the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace, Coney Island, […]

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Team Franco Gearing Up for All-Star Game 5K

Former New York Mets’ closer and Brooklyn native John Franco made a special guest appearance at Mercedes Benz of Brooklyn July 8 in anticipation of Saturday’s MLB All-Star Game 5K run at Prospect Park. Franco is the captain of “Team Franco.” Proceeds from the race benefit the ongoing Hurricane Sandy relief effort. In the above […]

Cyclones Wear Special Hurricane Sandy Jerseys

Though opening night was rained out Tuesday, June 18, the Brooklyn Cyclones wore special commemorative jerseys. Each player had the name of an area affected by Hurricane Sandy on their backs in place of their own name. See photos below:    

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Cyclones Pitcher Has Symbolic Glove

In baseball, it’s common for players to adorn their gloves with personal symbols such as their initials, their autographs, the area code where they grew up or the flag of their country of origin. Brooklyn Cyclones lefty relief pitcher John Mincone, a Huntington, L.I., native, has followed this trend — however not by using any […]

Tina Charles (Photos by Stephen Slade (left) and Sphilbrick (right))

St. Gabriel’s, CK Bball Star Reaches Olympics (with audio)

St. Gabriel’s parish, East Elmhurst, boasts three famous CYO basketball alumni. Speedy Claxton played eight years in the NBA, while Derrick Phelps starred at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, before playing in the pro ranks. The third alumna, Tina Charles, is currently suiting up for the U.S. Women’s Basketball Olympics team. The Jamaica […]