Baseball

Fan, former player reaction to Piazza and Baseball Hall of Fame vote
Fan, former player reaction to Piazza and Baseball Hall of Fame vote
Sports Terence M. Cullen 1/14/2013 at 11:15AM

Ten days after the world stopped and cried for New York, Mike Piazza made history with a swing of the bat that gave the city hope once again. The September 21, 2001 homerun Piazza hit was late in the first professional sports game since the September 11 attacks, and gave the Mets the lead in [...]

Dickey deal finalized; Cy Young Award winner heading to Toronto for prospects
Dickey deal finalized; Cy Young Award winner heading to Toronto for prospects
News Billy Rennison 12/17/2012 at 5:52PM

It’s official. The New York Mets have finalized a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays that turned Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey into a bevy of top prospects. The Mets amped up efforts to trade the 38-year-old knuckle-baller when talks of a contract extension between Dickey and the team broke down. After the teams [...]

Mets, David Wright officially announce new deal
Mets, David Wright officially announce new deal
News Billy Rennison 12/05/2012 at 1:32PM

Mets fans have grown used to watching homegrown stars end up in another team’s uniform, from Tom Seaver to Darryl Strawberry and most recently Jose Reyes. David Wright’s recent eight-year contract with the Mets means that cycle might be broken. Wright’s $138 million extension, first reported at the end of November, was officially signed on [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/19/2012 at 7:04AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 73. Southeast wind 10 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Friday night: Scattered showers, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 5 to [...]

From the mound to the hardwood, Amir Garrett gears up for the basketball season
Sports Terence M. Cullen 10/15/2012 at 5:00PM

While his teammates reconvened in Queens for “summer school,” Amir Garrett was training with another team. Luckily, he didn’t have to change the colors on his uniform. Garrett, a 22nd round draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds in 2011, spent the summer training with the baseball team as part of an agreement that lets him [...]

Ozone Howard all-star team wins tournament
Ozone Howard all-star team wins tournament
Sports Queens Courier Staff 8/26/2012 at 5:01PM

Team Wolfpack, the Ozone Howard Little League’s eight-year-old all-star team, won the championship in the “2012 SYAG Ed Rall Memorial Tournament” with an exciting finish. The Ed Rall Tournament is Long Island’s most elite youth baseball tournament, with over 140 teams in attendance. It began in memory of firefighter and longtime SYAG coach Edward Rall. [...]

Mets unveil All-Star logo
Mets unveil All-Star logo
News Terence M. Cullen 8/08/2012 at 9:07AM

Though there are still 11 months until the best of the best in baseball come to Citi Field, the Mets are getting an early start. The team unveiled the logo on Tuesday, August 7 for the 2013 All-Star Game, highlighting that next year will be the first time the Mets have hosted the game since [...]

LIC HS teen choosing between MLB & college
LIC HS teen choosing between MLB & college
Sports Liam La Guerre 6/28/2012 at 1:08PM

Joshua Almonte has a life-changing decision to make, and the clock is ticking. Almonte was drafted from Long Island City High School in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 22nd round, 685th overall. While the draft was a few weeks ago, he hasn’t decided whether to become a [...]