The Italian American Baseball Foundation is a new initiative that evolved from the ideas of former MLB player Frank Catalanotto, Mint Pros President Joe Quagliano and FIBS, executive Marco Landi.
The IABF was launched on December 8, 2016 with a fundraising dinner at Carmine’s in Brooklyn. The event benefited (FIBS) Federation of Italian Baseball & Softball, Italian Youth Baseball and honored Team Italia in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The guest of honor was 2016 Hall of Fame inductee and former Italian National Team coach Mike Piazza.
This was the first of many IABF events that will bring the rich legacy of Italian American Baseball together to support The Italian Baseball Academy in Pisa Italy, youth clinics in the US & Italy, sponsorship opportunities and much more.