Once upon a time, baseball was known as the “national pastime” and its players were heroes. They were looked up to as paragons of what a person should be — talented, humble (for the most part) and one with the nation in which they played. Comment.
New York Mets ace Matt Harvey has a chance to earn more than wins and strikeouts with his blazing fastball and model good looks. He has shown the potential to make the city his and be the Mets’ version of Derek Jeter during his career. Comment.
Kely Aponte couldn’t wait for the chance to step foot on the Yankee Stadium field. Not even the wait of an hour and 46 minute rain delay could put a damper on the Rockaway Park native’s spirits. Comment.
Photo courtesy of St. John’s Athletic Communications/ Vincent Dusovic
St. John’s University baseball Coach Ed Blankmeyer believes Ryan Horstman’s potential made him an attractive commodity to Major League Baseball scouts and he has only scratched the surface of it. Comments (1).
The stories behind the box score are what make high school sports special. They produce genuine, raw emotions in the players and connect those watching from the sidelines and beyond to the game at a whole different level. Comment.
The St. John’s baseball team entered the weekend with its future in doubt. The Red Storm was in eighth place in the Big East standings, needing to hold on to that position to secure a spot in the conference tournament. Comment.
The 2013 season could not have started worse for the Cathedral Preparatory baseball team. The Crusaders of Elmhurst lost their first five games, failing to win a game against a tough non-divisional schedule. Comments (1).
Bryan Aponte watched Benjamin Cardozo intentionally walk Elvis Clime to load the bases for him with two outs in the bottom of the sixth and John Adams trailing by a run. He stepped to the plate with his mind set on making them pay. Comments (1).
The kids who signed up to play ball in the College Point Little League this spring are learning more than how to throw, catch and swing a bat. Their coaches are teaching them a far more important lesson: how to deal with one of the tragedies that is part of life. Comment.
Dylan Lawrence can block everything out when he is on the pitcher’s mound: the noise of the crowd, the pressure of the moment and, most importantly, the gut-wrenching pain left from holding dying friend Daniel Fernandez in his arms. Comment.
Aaron Acosta made a promise while playing third to a group of St. Francis Prep parents behind the fence near the base. The Terriers’ offense was struggling in a tight game against McClancy. Acosta vowed to change that. Comment.
Mike Jerzembeck shared a bullpen with Mariano Rivera and played under Joe Torre as a member of the 1998 New York Yankees World Series championship team, yet he cites his recently deceased high school Coach Jack Curran as the biggest influence in his baseball career. Upon receiving the news of the death of his mentor, Jerzembeck was filled with emotion from his formative years. Comment.
The Archbishop Molloy baseball team is keeping former Coach Jack Curran in their hearts, on their jerseys and in their dugout as they get set to begin the program’s first season without him in 55 years. Comment.