Jim Mancari

Jim Mancari hails from Massapequa, N.Y. He earned a Master's degree in journalism from 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. Be sure to visit http://www.jimmancari.com/

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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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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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