Sunday, November 24, 2013

Gene Michael receives 2013 Firefighters Charitable Foundation Humanitarian Award

Frank Tepedino (r.) presents Gene Michael with the Humanitarian Award
Former New York Yankees teammates Gene Michael and Frank Tepedino had a greater reason Thursday evening to celebrate than any victory they ever had together on the field when Tepedino presented Michael with the 2013 Firefighters Charitable Foundation Humanitarian Award.

Michael received the honor due to his work with the Ed Lucas Foundation, organizing their annual charitable Golf Classic to raise funds to assist the blind and visually impaired.

Michael and Tepedino were teammates together on the Yankees from 1969-1972.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Lee and LJ Mazzilli bring lung cancer awareness to Brooklyn

Lee and LJ Mazzilli - N. Diunte
Lee and LJ Mazzilli teamed up Saturday afternoon at New York Methodist Hospital, along with the rest of their family on behalf of the Fred L. Mazzilli Foundation (Lee's brother and LJ's uncle), to offer free lung cancer screenings to the community.

Click here to see photos and read more about the community event.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Bill Sharman was a prized prospect of Branch Rickey before he became a Hall of Fame NBA player

For further insight regarding Sharman's baseball career, read J.G. Preston's excellent article, "No, Bill Sharman was never ejected from a major league game as a member of the Dodgers."