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Kids learn from the greats of baseball
Kids learn from the greats of baseball
News Queens Courier Staff 3/12/2013 at 11:59AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY The next generation of baseball players had the opportunity to be trained by the greats of yesteryear at a Youth Baseball Clinic held at St. Kevin’s School in Flushing. Yankee greats Roy White, Oscar Gamble and Gamble’s son Sean, a former Phillies player and current coach at Selma University in Alabama, all [...]

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 [...]

R.A. Dickey wins NL Cy Young Award
R.A. Dickey wins NL Cy Young Award
Top Stories Billy Rennison 11/14/2012 at 6:53PM

In a lost season, R.A. Dickey was one of the Mets’ few bright spots. Responsible for 20 of the team’s 74 wins, Dickey took home the National League’s Cy Young award, topping a tough field that included last year’s winner Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals. Dickey, [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/20/2012 at 7:28AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with rain showers. High of 79. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Monday night: Overcast with rain showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 64. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT of the DAY: Movie Night in Astoria Park Come to [...]

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 [...]

All-Star Game may be boom for Queens business
All-Star Game may be boom for Queens business
Business Liam La Guerre 5/24/2012 at 4:09PM

Businesses owners are hoping that the 2013 MLB All-Star Game will hit one over the fence. As baseball fans everywhere flock to the 84th All-Star Game next year at Citi Field, Queens businesses are prepping for the influx of customers. “It gives Queens a huge national event. We’re planning to promote ‘the All-Star Game comes [...]

His ‘Imperfect’ life inspires
His ‘Imperfect’ life inspires
News Billy Rennison 4/19/2012 at 11:31AM

Though his autobiography is entitled “Imperfect,” the cover captures the one day in his career Jim Abbott was perfect — well, unhittable. Abbott, a former Yankees pitcher, was on hand at Queens College to speak about overcoming adversity — a lifelong struggle for the lefty. “If we know anything, we know that challenges will come,” [...]