Another barrier in the sports world was broken July 20 when Alyssa Nakken coached first base in the late innings of an exhibition game between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, thus becoming the first woman to appear in uniform on the field during a major league baseball game. The Giants won the game, 6-2.
Longtime radio broadcaster Ed Randall not only defeated prostate cancer, but he also runs a foundation committed to raising awareness of the disease.
What happened with the Red Sox and Yankees takes sign stealing a step further by implementing technology. This wouldn’t even be a story if the Red Sox attempted to steal signs the old-fashioned way.
Amir Garrett, who once played small forward for the St. John’s University, Jamaica, men’s basketball team, currently plays pro baseball as a starting pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds.
Tim Tebow has wowed us throughout his life with his unrivaled passion to his faith, which he openly wears on his sleeve despite his critics. And right now, he is wowing us again, but this time on the baseball diamond.
Quentin Holmes and Charlie Neuweiler, standout baseball players at Msgr. McClancy H.S., were both selected in this year’s MLB draft.
About 500 former ballplayers do not receive MLB pensions since they retired prior to 1980. However, at least for one, just getting something from the league is good enough.
Local baseball standout Anthony Iapoce, a 1991 graduate of Msgr. McClancy M.H.S., will be taking his hitting prowess to the Texas Rangers as the team’s new hitting coach.
Patience has paid off for New York Mets legendary catcher Mike Piazza, as he will be part of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016.
Former Kansas City Royals team captain Mike Sweeney, a practicing Roman Catholic ballplayer, was inducted Aug. 15 into the Royals’ Hall of Fame.