July 28, 2010
True baseball fans know that there’s a special sense of
involvement that can only be felt at a minor league game. The
connection between the players and the fans becomes even more
unique when it’s a game between the Staten Island Yankees and the
Brooklyn Cyclones, the respective minor league affiliates of the
New York Yankees and New York Mets.
On Sunday, July 26, 2010, 90 alumni and friends of the St. John’s
University Staten Island campus cheered for their teams as the
“Baby Bombers” hosted the minor league Mets at the Richmond County
Bank Ballpark. Those in attendance were treated to an
all-you-can-eat buffet of traditional baseball food, including hot
dogs, hamburgers and chicken sandwiches.
always get such a great turnout for this event,” said Nicholas A.
Legakis ’97SVC, ’07MPS, Director, Institutional Advancement, Staten
Island. “It’s convenient and affordable for families to attend and
a great opportunity for so many alumni based in Brooklyn and Staten
Island to get together”
“It’s a perfect night,” agreed Patricia Bean ’80CBA, ’88MBA.
“There’s really no heat or humidity, my old friends are here and I
don’t care who wins. I’m having a wonderful time.”
Alumni not only enjoyed the weather and the ballgame, but took
advantage of the opportunity to catch up with other members of
their St. John’s family. “Many of my friends are here with their
kids, and our kids are friends, just like we were in college,”
noted Dennis Annaruma’79CBA. “It’s great spending time like
The two teams played a close game, and it was the Cyclones who
finally downed the Yanks with an exciting 3-1 win.
Reflecting pride in his Brooklyn background and expressing
affection for St. John’s, Stephen Maresca ’72CBA remarked that
there were, “…a lot of nice people here, and it’s a great place to
watch a game. This is just another wonderful event that my friends
and I have enjoyed this summer, thanks to St. John’s!”
For additional information about upcoming events of interest to
Staten Island alumni, please call Nicholas A. Legakis ’97SVC,
’07MPS Director, Institutional Advancement, Staten Island at (718)
390-4146 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.