CM Vallone wins bet against CM Vacca over youth baseball game


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Photo courtesy Office of Councilman Paul Vallone

Councilman Paul Vallone was rewarded with Italian pastries for putting his hopes in the Whitestone Renegades which defeated Bronxchester, helping Vallone to win a bet over Councilman Jimmy Vacca.

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Bayside Little League female player is determined to continue playing baseball


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Regan Goger, Bayside Rebels Little League’s female player, is determined to keep playing baseball. Every year since she made the team, she’s battled to keep her position over male rivals. But she is uncertain of her future as next year she will outgrow Little League and start high school, where she may have to switch to softball.

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Cardozo wins first baseball championship in nearly 30 years on coach’s birthday


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Benjamin Cardozo ace pitcher Rodgers came through in the final inning with his bat, not with his arm, to lead the Judges to its first PSAL Division A championship in 26 years.

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Channel View HS baseball advances to PSAL championship game at Yankee Stadium


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Channel View proved the critics wrong with four consecutive wins in the postseason, including three against higher-ranking teams, to reach the PSAL Division B championship game at Yankee Stadium on June 12 against five-seeded Bronx High School of Science.

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First Queens Baseball Convention reveals spirit of Mets fans


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

More than 400 fans attended the first ever Queens Baseball Convention at McFadden’s bar in Citi Field.

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Queens native to host youth baseball clinic


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Photos courtesy of Anthony Iapoce

A Queens native is hoping to establish a new baseball culture in the borough to foster more skilled players.

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Baseball meets art at All-Star FanFest


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THE COURIER/Photos by Terence Cullen

It was a bright day at Citi Field, Mr. Met on the JumboTron and traffic on all surrounding parkways was bumper-to-bumper. Then the sky fell dark as artist Charles Fazzone took a paintbrush to the heavens and made it a midnight blue. A group of people gathered around his work station and marveled as Fazzone […]

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Baseball all-stars battle it out at St. John’s University


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Competitive sports are often described as war. The Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL) All-Stars played the USA Military All-Stars in a fun, meaningful game at Jack Kaiser Stadium at St. John’s University on June 29. It was a tense match-up between teams with solid offensive firepower that culminated in a narrow 5-4 victory by the […]

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St. Francis Prep goes for first baseball championship since 2007


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BASEBALL PHOTO

With a strong starting rotation and a solid bullpen, St. Francis Prep is eyeing its first baseball championship since 2007. Senior captain Nick LoPrinzi has been a major asset to the Terriers. LoPrinzi, a four-year varsity standout, has played behind the plate, on the mound and at first base in his young career. This season […]

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Mets ranked sixth most valuable team in baseball


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THE COURIER/Photo by Terence M. Cullen

The Mets are the sixth most valuable team in Major League Baseball according to Forbes, possibly putting to rest concerns the team is underwater on the financial front. Forbes listed the Amazin’s value at $811 million – a 13-percent increase from last year. The crosstown rival Yankees ranked first with a $2.3 billion worth. Between […]

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