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.

By Rocco Constantino On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Reflecting on Bobby Doerr, the Last Player Who Played in the 1930s

Bobby Doerr, second baseman for the Boston Red Sox, and the oldest living Major League Baseball Hall of Famer died Monday at the age of 99.  Incredibly, Doerr was the last player alive to have played in the More...

By Rocco Constantino On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
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Eight-Time All-Star Roy Halladay Dies in Plane Crash

PHILADELPHIA – OCTOBER 06: Roy Halladay #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates with Carlos Ruiz #51 after throwing a no hitter against the Cincinnati Reds on October 6, 2010 during Game 1 of the NLDS More...

By Rocco Constantino On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Up Next for the Streaking Cleveland Indians: The 1916 New York Giants

New York Giants Manager John mcGraw, left, shakes hands with Christy Mathewson right) in 1916 with Buck Herzog looking on. Herzog was traded to the Giants for Mathewson and two others in the middle of the 1916 season. More...

By Rocco Constantino On Thursday, September 7th, 2017
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Yankees Architect and Beloved Baseball Figure Gene Michael Dies at 79

Whether you’re a fan of them or not, it’s hard to argue that the New York Yankees are the most celebrated franchise in Major League Baseball history.  The roll call of legends who have worn the pinstripes More...

By Rocco Constantino On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Examining the Trade that Brought Don Baylor to the Twins and a World Series to Minnesota

  On the morning of August 7, baseball fans across the country woke up to the news that Don Baylor, one of the most respected baseball figures for the better part of the past four decades, had died of cancer. More...

By Rocco Constantino On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Ranking All 218 Major League Baseball Hall of Famers: Where Do Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez Rate?

This past weekend, Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines gained baseball immortality as they were inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.  They have now joined an elite group of the (arguably) More...

By Rocco Constantino On Sunday, July 30th, 2017
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Adrian Beltre Becomes 31st Member of the 3,000 Hit Club

The whispers started sometime after the 2010 season.  Adrian Beltre was building an under-the-radar case for the Hall of Fame despite having just made his first All-Star team that season.  It’s fitting More...

By Rocco Constantino On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox Agree on a Trade Featuring David Robertson and Todd Frazier

CBS Chicago is reporting that the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox  have agreed to get together for a blockbuster trade with the Yankees acquiring All-Stars Todd Frazier and David Robertson along More...

By Rocco Constantino On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Major League Baseball: First Half Awards, Statistics and Digest

One hundred and three days ago, Evan Longoria connected for a two-run homer off Masahiro Tanaka in the second inning of the first game of the season on Opening Day.  It would be the first of a record 3,343 More...

By Rocco Constantino On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Hall of Famer, Former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning Dies at 85

Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who threw two no-hitters and showed remarkable consistency over a 17-year career, died at the age of 85.  Bunning, who went on to a successful political career after baseball, More...

By Rocco Constantino On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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Giants Ace To Miss Significant Time After Dirt Bike Accident

San Francisco Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner is expected to miss significant time after being injured in a dirt bike accident in Denver where the Giants are in town to play the Colorado Rockies.  Bumgarner More...

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...

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...

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...

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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