Boxers and coaches from the U.S. Olympic boxing team visited the Boys and Girls Club of East Harlem on July 10, teaching campers through a boxing inspired workout and signing autographs. Campers were given the opportunity to ask questions and received complimentary autographed mitts and posters from the team.
Campers, attending elementary and middle schools, engaged coaches and boxers alike in a boxing workout sponsored by Everlast and the USA Boxing in the gymnasium.
The children learned blocking jab and cross punches while practicing power punches on heavy bags. A boxer stood by a tear-dropped speed bag and demonstrated how to build reflexes and repetitive punching skills. Continue reading
Cleats kicking up dust, sneakers hitting the pavement and bare feet on the beach—New York City welcomes world-class athletes to all of its terrains this month. Watch the best players in Major League Baseball compete in one exciting and historic matchup: the 2008 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium during the Yankees’ last season in the ballpark. Continue reading
Columbia University has selected a local community-based organization, Harlem Little League, to manage its 2008 summer program for youths aged 8-16. “We are pleased to be able to sponsor this important summer institution in our community,” said Maxine Griffith, executive vice president for government and community affairs. “By partnering with Harlem Little League, we are continuing and strengthening an important program and celebrating 40 years in support of Harlem’s young people.” Continue reading
As a Mets fan, I’m embarrassed this morning, and I feel a little dirty. I understand why Willie Randolph was fired. In fact, due to the time I spend talking to people connected to the team, I am probably aware of why he was fired better than most people.
On view now through the end of June 2008, “Legacy of the Negro Leagues,” the new exhibition in the lobby of 215 W. 125th St., Harlem, NY, features artwork that depicts players and scenes from baseball’s National and American Negro Leagues. The show is a huge success. Curated by Suzanne Randolph Fine Arts, this exhibit showcases the works of contemporary artists including Lou Grant, Archie Rand, Nancy Valelly and John D. Wolfe. It’s a must-see for the family. Continue reading
Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer attended the opening day ceremonies for 3 of Manhattan’s little league baseball teams in Greenwich Village, Inwood and Harlem. Continue reading
The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in Manhattan, New York City used by baseball‘s New York Giants from 1883 until 1957,
A developer seeking to build an office tower in Harlem is trying to lure Major League Baseball and its new television network as a tenant, officials said Thursday.
The New York Black Yankees was a professional baseball team founded in Harlem by financier James “Soldier Boy” Semler and dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.
Major League Baseball plans to build a home on 125th Street,