Tablet Editor Ed Wilkinson threw out the ceremonial first pitch for DeSales Media Group’s Family Night at MCU Park.
A handful of Brooklyn Cyclones players have made it a point to continue practicing their Catholic faith on the baseball diamond.
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.
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. […]
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, […]
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 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, […]
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 […]
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:
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 […]