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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Baseball Italian Style”

(Phil Rizzuto)

Baseball Italian Style: Great Stories Told by Italian American Major Leaguers from Crosetti to Piazza

By Lawrence Baldassaro

Sports Publishing, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

The contributions of Italians in baseball, especially in New York, can be seen in Yankees history from shortstops Frank Crosetti and Phil Rizzuto (who later gained fame as the team’s announcer) to Joe DiMaggio to Yogi Berra to Joe Torre, who managed the club to four championships in the late 1990s; and the Mets, whose Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza is one of just two players in that franchise to have his number retired.

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Yankees Offense Revs Up In Time For Stretch They Can Rack Up W’s

(Miguel Andujar – @Yankees)

The Yankees swept the Toronto Blue Jays in their three-game weekend series, capped by a 10-2 win on Sunday afternoon.

The Yankees went to work immediately against Toronto starter Ryan Borucki, as they put up six runs in the first inning before an out was recorded.

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NYCFC Shutout in Philadelphia

(Philadelphia midfielder Ilsinho pushes the ball upfield – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club suffered a 2-0 shutout loss to the Philadelphia Union on the road on Saturday night.

NYCFC fell to 14-5-6, with 47 points, and missed a chance to take over first place in the Eastern Conference, as they remain a point behind the Red Bulls and Atlanta, who each have 48. Atlanta hosts Columbus Sunday afternoon.

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Red Bulls Road Tie In Vancouver Puts Them In First Place

(Daniel Royer – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls earned a 2-2 draw on the road against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, putting them into first place.

Daniel Royer led the way for the Red Bulls, as his two goals, in the early and late stages of the game, bookended a pair of goals from Vancouver’s Kendall Waston.

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Boone on Andujar: “There’s a joy with which he plays the game”

(Miguel Andujar points the way to success this season – @Yankees)

One of the bright spots for the Yankees this season has been the play of rookie third baseman Miguel Andujar.

Through Tuesday night’s win over Tampa Bay, Andujar has played in 108 games, and has a .294 average (121 hits in 411 at-bats) to lead the team among everyday players (for the record, Ronald Torreyes has a .323 average in 24 games played).

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St. John’s Releases Non-Conference Schedule

(St. John’s guard Shamorie Ponds – @StJohnsBball)

The St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball team released its 2018-19 non-conference schedule on Thursday.

Some of the early season highlights include a return to Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the Legends Classic on November 19 and 20, a showdown with Georgia Tech as part of the Hoophall Miami Invitational, and a road trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 2 for a rematch with Duke, whom St. John’s upset last season at Madison Square Garden.

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