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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Cyclones Flat In 4-1 Loss

An article by posted on August 6, 2013 0 Comments
Cyclones Flat In 4-1 Loss

Every official baseball game features a top of the third inning. The Brooklyn Cyclones (23-24) likely wish that were not the case after a 4-1 loss to the Connecticut Tigers – the Single-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers – Tuesday night. The Tigers scored all four of their runs – three of which were unearned […]

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L.J. Mazzilli and John Mincone Among Five Cyclones Named NYPL All-Stars

An article by posted on August 4, 2013 0 Comments
L.J. Mazzilli and John Mincone Among Five Cyclones Named NYPL All-Stars

The Brooklyn Cyclones will have plenty of representation at the 2013 New York-Penn League All-Star Game to be played Aug. 13 in Norwich, Conn. Starting pitchers John Gant, Miller Diaz and Robert Gsellman, closer John Mincone and second baseman L.J. Mazzilli will all represent the National League Affiliates in the game. Diaz will be the […]

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Racquetball a Joy for Cyclones’ Skipper

An article by posted on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
Racquetball a Joy for Cyclones’ Skipper

A version of this story originally appeared in The Tablet Newspaper. Brooklyn Cyclones’ manager Rich Donnelly is known for being a passionate man. He’s coached professional baseball at various levels for nearly 40 years, including winning the 1997 World Series as a coach with the Florida Marlins. But Donnelly has another passion – that actually […]

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Balanced Effort Leads Cyclones To 5th Straight Win

An article by posted on July 30, 2013 0 Comments
Balanced Effort Leads Cyclones To 5th Straight Win

It’s very rare that any baseball team excels in all three major aspects of the sport – timely hitting, clutch pitching and strong defense – in any one particular game. If a team does do that, it usually isn’t a short season Single-A team. But the Brooklyn Cyclones enjoyed a complete effort in a 4-0 […]

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Cyclones Drop Series Finale To Batavia Muckdogs

An article by posted on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
Cyclones Drop Series Finale To Batavia Muckdogs

The Brooklyn Cyclones attempted to sweep their first series of the year Monday evening, but after a one-hour and 20-minute rain delay, the Cyclones dropped a 2-0 contest to the Batavia Muckdogs – the Single-A short season affiliate of the Miami Marlins. For the game, the Cyclones (15-19) only managed two hits – both by […]

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Huge 2nd Inning Leads Cyclones To Home Win

An article by posted on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
Huge 2nd Inning Leads Cyclones To Home Win

Finally, a Brooklyn Cyclones that did not include a rain delay or extra innings… The Cyclones continued their climb to the .500 mark on the season with a 7-5 victory Wednesday night at MCU Park in Coney Island over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers – the Single-A short season affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Brooklyn moves […]

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Slideshow: 2013 Home Run Derby

An article by posted on July 16, 2013 0 Comments
Slideshow: 2013 Home Run Derby

Check out my photos from the Home Run Derby. I was seated in the front row of the excelsior level, so a few of the photos came out a bit blurry. But enjoy anyway!

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Late Comeback Fuels Cyclones’ 3rd Straight Win

An article by posted on July 8, 2013 0 Comments
Late Comeback Fuels Cyclones’ 3rd Straight Win

The Brooklyn Cyclones are inching closer to the .500 mark as the team notched its third straight win with a 4-3 victory over the Lowell Spinners – the Single-A short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox – Monday night at MCU Park in Coney Island. It took a late eighth-inning comeback, but the Cyclones […]

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Walkoff Sac Fly Gives Cyclones Extra-Innings Win

An article by posted on July 4, 2013 0 Comments
Walkoff Sac Fly Gives Cyclones Extra-Innings Win

It really should have been Johan Santana dangling left arm night based on his injury history with the Mets, but instead Wednesday night at MCU Park in Coney Island was Johan Santana bobblehead night. And the Brooklyn Cyclones did not disappoint, as the team scratched out a 2-1 victory over the Staten Island Yankees in […]

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Cyclones Drop Wild Extra-Inning Contest

An article by posted on July 2, 2013 0 Comments
Cyclones Drop Wild Extra-Inning Contest

Extra-inning games seemed to be the theme of the organization Monday night. The big club won a crazy 13-inning affair over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field, but the Brooklyn Cyclones dropped a 12-inning contest to the Staten Island Yankees at MCU Park in Coney Island. The Cyclones’ 8-7 loss was a wild affair, especially […]

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