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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

By Rocco Constantino On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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50 Years Ago Today, The Mets Made A Colossal Draft Mistake

New York Mets fans, close your eyes. Take yourself back to October 13, 1973.  The Mets were in the World Series taking on the Oakland A’s.  Picture the legendary Willie Mays, standing in center field More...

By Rocco Constantino On Monday, May 30th, 2016
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Meet The Five Players Who Have Walked Against Clayton Kershaw In 2016

Throughout the Sunday Night Baseball telecast between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets, the announcers frequently referenced the historic strikeout to walk ratio Clayton Kershaw has put up thus far More...

By Rocco Constantino On Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
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Jake Arrieta Inches Closer To Carl Hubbell With 20th Straight Win

Jake Arrieta didn’t have his best start for the Chicago Cubs on May 25, but that didn’t stop him from moving closer to an incredible record that has survived for nearly 80 years.  With the Cubs 9-8 More...








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