Pacific Coast League Has Molloy Flavor

Former Archbishop Molloy H.S. baseball standouts Mike Baxter and Dennis O’Grady have faced each other regularly this season in the Pacific Coast League.

Mike Baxter Claimed by Dodgers

                  Former Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, standout and New York Mets’ outfielder Mike Baxter was claimed on waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Whitestone native, who grew up attending St. Luke’s parish, spent part of three seasons with the Mets. He’ll forever be remembered in Mets’ […]

Mike Baxter (Photo by Jim Mancari)

Mike Baxter Back with Mets

Former Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, standout Mike Baxter was called back up to the New York Mets Saturday after third baseman David Wright was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Baxter had been playing for the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51’s. In 42 games for Las Vegas, Baxter hit .275 with five home […]

Molloy Hosts Players’ Day for Late Coach (with video)

Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, hosted a special Players’ Day to honor the legacy of the late Jack Curran, who coached basketball and baseball at the school for the past 55 years before passing away March 14. Coach Curran’s former players returned, including professional basketball players Sundiata Gaines and Kevin Joyce and New York Mets’ outfielder […]

Molloy’s Mike Baxter Makes Mets

For the second straight season, Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, graduate Mike Baxter will open the season on the New York Mets’ 25-man roster. Baxter will serve as a reserve outfielder for the team and will be a left-handed bat for manager Terry Collins to use off the bench. If Baxter gets hot, he could find […]

Coach Curran (Photo courtesy Joseph Sommo, Archbishop Molloy H.S.)

End of an Era at Molloy: Legendary Coach Jack Curran Dies at 82 (with slideshow)

Jack Curran once said that he would keep coaching for as long as God wills it. But unfortunately for Curran, God’s willingness ran out the morning of March 14. The Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, and entire N.Y.C. sports community is mourning the loss of the legendary coach, who passed away at the age of 82. […]

Mets’ Baxter’s Catch Preserved History

It took the New York Mets 8,020 games, but on June 1, 2012, lefty ace Johan Santana tossed the first no-hitter in franchise history. Santana was the star that evening, but it was an incredible defensive gem from Whitestone native Mike Baxter that preserved the no-hit bid. Baxter, a graduate of Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, […]

B-Q CYO Hosts Championship Series

Already a pillar of sportsmanship and fair play, the Brooklyn/Queens CYO further spread its message by hosting the first-ever Interdiocesan CYO Boys’ Basketball Classic March 31 at St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows. Eight teams from the Diocese of Brooklyn squared off against their Long Island counterparts from the Diocese of Rockville Centre, which encompasses Nassau […]

Debut as a Met Is a Dream Come True

Though scores of young men love the game of baseball, very few earn the chance to play the sport professionally. Of those lucky enough to make the big leagues, a miniscule percentage play for their hometown team. However, for Whitestone’s Mike Baxter, not only did his dreams of playing professional baseball come true, but he […]