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, […]

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, […]

Photo courtesy Gary Perone

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 […]