Sunday, November 24, 2013

Gene Michael receives 2013 Firefighters Charitable Foundation Humanitarian Award

Once teammates on the New York Yankees some forty years ago, Gene Michael and Frank Tepedino demonstrated the durability of the special bond created by wearing the famed pinstripes during Thursday evening’s Second Annual Firefighters Charitable Foundation Dinner at the Chateau Briand in Carle Place, N.Y.
Frank Tepedino (r.) presents Gene Michael with the Humanitarian Award
Tepedino presented Michael with the organization’s Humanitarian Award on behalf of his efforts with the Ed Lucas Foundation, which assists those who are blind or visually impaired. Speaking to a crowd of 300 people, Michael paid tribute to his former teammate Tepedino, who is now the president of the Firefighters Charitable Foundation.

“I knew Frank was a nice guy when I found out Thurman Munson liked him, because Thurman didn’t like too many people, but he really did like Frank a lot,” Michael said. "His organization does a lot of good work, and I am thankful to be honored with this award."

Tepedino, Michael, and Tom Sabellico / N. Diunte

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."