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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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