Rocco Constantino

Rocco Constantino

Rocco is the author of 50 Moments That Defined Major League Baseball (Available on Amazon now!) and former Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report. He is also a die hard Mets fan going back to the awful early 80's and ready for the revival. D2 NCAA softball coach and athletics administrator. Follow Rocco on Twitter @mlb100years.

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By Rocco Constantino On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Baseball Lifer Dallas Green, First Phillies Manager to Win a World Series, Dies at 82

Dallas Green, the old-school, gruff baseball lifer who spent over four decades in the game, died Wednesday at the age of 82.  Green had an impact as a player, manager and front office executive and is best remembered as More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Friday, March 3rd, 2017
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Mets Should Assist 1969 World Series Hero Ed Kranepool as Ring Goes Up for Auction

While the New York Mets do not have as many World Series titles as their crosstown counterpart New York Yankees, the two World Series they do have to hold a special place in New York sports history. The 1969 and More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Sunday, February 26th, 2017
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MLB Players Closing in On Milestones in 2017

Aside from rooting for your favorite teams in any given season, one thing that draws the interest of fans is the pursuit of milestone stats by players across the league.  Last season, the magic number fans were More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Friday, February 10th, 2017
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Bobby Valentine Expands on Disguise Story at ALS Fundraiser

Last week, Michelle Ioannu from Rising Apple published an article giving fans further insight on the infamous night that Bobby Valentine was ejected and returned to the dugout wearing a disguise.  The new nugget More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Friday, January 27th, 2017
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Former Royals, Cardinals Pitcher Mark Littell Shares Baseball Stories in Captivating New Book

In 1973, Mark Littell, then just 20 years old, dominated AAA to the tune of a 16-6 record with a 2.92 ERA.  The righty was a key part of a young core of Kansas City Royals that included George Brett and Frank More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Yordano Ventura Dies in Car Accident at 25

Yordano Ventura, a mercurial, budding star for the Kansas City Royals who sent the 2014 World Series to a game seven with a dominant performance on the mound, has died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Remembering MLB Players That We Lost in 2016

Monte Irvin, January 11 The legendary crossover star of the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball was among the first wave of players to integrate the sport.  On July 8, 1949, Irvin became just the fourth black More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Sunday, December 4th, 2016
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Taking a Closer Look at the Five Commissioners in the MLB Hall of Fame

On December 4, Bud Selig became the fifth former commissioner to be elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. He won election when 15 of the 16 members of the newly formed Today’s Game Era members More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
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Eddie Robinson, Last Living Member of 1948 Cleveland Indians, Makes Trip To World Series

On October 11, 1948, the Cleveland Indians stood on the precipice of the second World Series title in their long and storied history.  They had won the historic, best-of-nine series over the Brooklyn Dodgers and More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
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Bartolo Colon Making A Push To Be A National League All-Star

Bartolo Colon has spent much of 2016 overcoming incredible odds.  He continues to baffle hitters with a below-average fastball, he became the oldest player to hit his first major league home run and on a staff More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Saturday, June 25th, 2016
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Original Met Jim Hickman Dies At 79

Jim Hickman, the centerfielder for the New York Mets for their first win in franchise history and the player who drove home Pete Rose to win the 1970 Major League Baseball All-Star Game died Saturday at the More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Monday, June 13th, 2016
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Jim Campanis Jr. Explores Life As a Third Generation Pro Baseball Player In His New Book

On September 23, 1943 a player by the name of Alessandro Campani debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers in a game against Stan Musial and the St. Louis Cardinals, serving as a double play partner with legendary More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Saturday, June 11th, 2016
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A Year In Pinstripes…And Then Some By Billy Sample Gives Baseball Fans A Look Behind Clubhouse Doors

The 1985 New York Yankees are surprisingly one of the great unforgotten teams of the 1980’s.  They won the second most games in the American League, had Hall of Famers Rickey Henderson, Davie Winfield More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Thursday, June 9th, 2016
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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Wake Forest’s Will Craig #22 Overall

The Pittsburgh Pirates have drafted Wake Forest junior third baseman Will Craig.  Craig just completed his senior season for the Demon Deacons in which he led the squad in every offensive category.  He was More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Thursday, June 9th, 2016
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New York Mets Draft Boston College Pitcher Justin Dunn In First Round

In somewhat of a surprise move, the New York Mets selected Boston College pitcher Justin Dunn with the 19th overall pick in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft.  Many pundits had it as a near More...








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