Jim Mancari

Jim Mancari hails from Massapequa, N.Y. He recently earned a Master's degree in Journalism at Hofstra University. He is a devout Mets fan and takes pride in his team, despite their lack of success over the last few years. Like all Mets fans, Jim has plenty of hope. He also writes as the sports reporter for the Brooklyn Tablet newspaper and the senior editor of metroBASEBALL Magazine. Click my name to view my personal website.

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9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

An article by posted on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

Here is a story I wrote for The Tablet newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. We will always remember Mike Piazza‘s “Healing Power of a Swing,” but it turns out the Braves’ pitcher that surrendered the home run, Steve Karsay, grew up just 15 minutes from Shea Stadium. Here’s what Karsay had to say […]

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Brooklyn Cyclones Season Recap

An article by posted on September 6, 2013 0 Comments
Brooklyn Cyclones Season Recap

Normally, the lower levels on the minor leagues serve the purpose of developing young players fresh out of the June MLB draft and to get them accustomed to life in professional baseball. But for the Brooklyn Cyclones, making the playoffs has basically been a perennial feat. However, the 2013 summer short season ended without a […]

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Cyclones Comeback Falls Just Short

An article by posted on September 1, 2013 0 Comments
Cyclones Comeback Falls Just Short

From the Brooklyn Cyclones   Brooklyn, N.Y. – September 1, 2013 – What Sunday night’s game lacked in runs early, it made up for late as all nine runs scored came from the seventh inning on as Aberdeen held on for a 5-4 victory over the Cyclones at MCU Park.  Brooklyn rallied for three runs in the […]

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Not Much Offense, But Cyclones Win Again

An article by posted on August 29, 2013 0 Comments
Not Much Offense, But Cyclones Win Again

The Brooklyn Cyclones have only scored three runs in the past two games. Yet it’s resulted in two wins. The Cyclones earned a 2-1 win Thursday night over the Staten Island Yankees to remain a half-game in first place ahead of the Aberdeen Ironbirds, who also won Thursday. In front of a packed house at […]

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Cyclones Lose Heart Breaker In 16 Innings

An article by posted on August 28, 2013 0 Comments
Cyclones Lose Heart Breaker In 16 Innings

No one said moving into first place would be easy for the Brooklyn Cyclones. But with the Abderdeen Ironbirds losing Tuesday night, the Cyclones could have moved a half game into first place had they won. It took 16 innings – the longest game of the season for Brooklyn – but the Cyclones fell 5-3 […]

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John Gant Faces The Minimum, Cyclones Move Into 1st Place

An article by posted on August 28, 2013 0 Comments
John Gant Faces The Minimum, Cyclones Move Into 1st Place

Wednesday night at MCU Park in Coney Island was “Bark in the Park” day in which fans could bring their canines to the stadium. But on that night, Brooklyn Cyclones’ righty John Gant was the “top dog.” Gant tossed a complete-game shutout in which he faced the minimum amount of batters in the Cyclones’ 1-0 […]

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Offensive Barrage Lifts Cyclones Over Valleycats

An article by posted on August 26, 2013 0 Comments
Offensive Barrage Lifts Cyclones Over Valleycats

Brooklyn Cyclones’ manager Rich Donnelly has said on many occasions this summer that runs in the New York-Penn League are as precious as gold. But based on the past few games, his team has been filthy rich. The Cyclones pounded out 15 hits in an 8-1 victory Monday night at MCU Park over the Tri-City […]

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Johnny Magliozzi The Stopper In Cyclones’ 6-4 Win

An article by posted on August 16, 2013 0 Comments
Johnny Magliozzi The Stopper In Cyclones’ 6-4 Win

Brooklyn Cyclones’ righty reliever Johnny Magliozzi had no thrown more than a single inning at any time this summer. But with the game on the line in the top of the eighth, Cyclones’ manager Rich Donnelly called on the reliever to get the final six outs. Magliozzi came through in dominant fashion as Brooklyn held […]

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Eighth Inning Rally Sparks Cyclones’ Win

An article by posted on August 15, 2013 0 Comments
Eighth Inning Rally Sparks Cyclones’ Win

It was hockey jersey night at MCU Park in Coney Island Wednesday evening, and the Brooklyn Cyclones waited until well into the third period – also known as the bottom of the eighth inning – to wake up from a game-long drought and earn a 3-1 victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades. The win moves […]

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AL Defeats NL In NY-Penn League All-Star Game

An article by posted on August 14, 2013 0 Comments
AL Defeats NL In NY-Penn League All-Star Game

The AL affiliates of the New York-Penn League defeated the NL affiliates (including the Brooklyn Cyclones) 4-3 in the 2013 All-Star Game played in Norwich, Conn. The NL took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth, but it was Cyclones’ closer John Mincone that wound up with the blown save and the loss. […]

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