2012 IBL Standings
  W L GB
San Marino 9 2 -
Bologna 7 2 1.0
Rimini 8 4 1.5
Godo 6 3 2.0
Parma 6 5 3.0
Nettuno 5 6 4.0
Godo 2 10 7.5
Novara 0 11 9.0


2011 IBL Champion - San Marino

2010 IBL Champion - Parma

2009 IBL Champion - Bologna


Alex Liddi gets called up

After an amazing season as the first Italian player in triple A, in which he became the second player in Tacoma Rainiers team history to score 100 runs and drive in 100 runs (he added 30 HRs too), he got the call to the big club and could make his debut Thursday against the Anaheim Angels.

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Posted At 05:09 PM

Labels: Liddi Minors


Liddi reaches 100 RBI milestone

Italian product Alex Liddi reached the amazing milestone of 100 RBI with a 2 for 3, 2 RBI performance in a September 2nd win against Lancaster.  Liddi is currently batting .348 with 23 HR, 101 RBI, and an amazing 1.016 OPS.  While the California League is known as a hitters league, those numbers are amazing in any league.

Liddi turned 21 two weeks ago, so if he holds on for another week he can celebrate the league batting title with some champagne (he has a 7 point lead over Roger Clemens' son Koby), and he ranks 3rd in RBI, and 4th in HR and 2nd in OPS.

It would seem very likely that Liddi will start next season as the first Italian born hitter in double-A, and the take another step in his race with Alessandro Maestri to be the first Italian in the Major Leagues.

Posted At 09:09 PM

by Michael

Labels: Minors Liddi

MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009

Maestri in Triple-A

 The Chicago Cubs promoted right handed reliever Alessandro Maestri to Triple-A Iowa in an historical first for an Italian raised player.  Maestri had already become the first Italian product in Double-A where he was 3-1 with a 3.30 ERA and 54K in 62.2 innings, and continues to blaze uncharted territory as he competes with Mariners farmhand Alessandro Liddi (.348, 20HR in Single-A) to be the first Italian to realize the ultimate baseball dream of playing in the Major Leagues.

The move was after another pitcher was called up from Iowa after All-Star Ted Lilly went on the disabled list, so hopefully Maestri can prove he belongs for the rest of the year.

You can follow Maestri's season on the site of the Iowa Cubs

Posted At 05:07 PM

by Michael

Labels: Maestri Minors


Alex Liddi hits third in the MLB Futures game

Italian third baseman Alessandro Liddi followed up his single-A all star appearance with a trip to St. Louis to play for the World team in the MLB Futures game.  Liddi hit third in the starting lineup adn went hitless but scored a run.

Liddi continues to shine at the plate in advanced single-A High Desert for the Seattle Mariners organization and continues his race with Cubs double-A pitcher Alessandro Maestri to be the first Italian product to make it to the Major Leagues.

Good Luck Alex!

Posted At 06:07 PM

by Michael

Labels: Minors Liddi


Maestri makes Major League debut in spring training

Cubs prospect Alessandro Maestri, who this season is likely to become the first Italian born player to play in double-A got a chance to play with the Cubs Major League team in the final week of spring training, pitching a scoreless inning Wednesday against the Oakland A's.

Maestri came in to pitch the fifth inning in a game that Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano started.

Ale struck out Orlando Cabrera looking, allowed a ground ball single to Jason Giambi, and then struck out Matt Holliday and Eric Chavez for what will clearly be a memory that will last the young Italian righthander his whole life, and earning a handshake and compliments from Cubs manager Lou Piniella.

We hope to see Maestri back with the big club for good some time in the next year or two!

Posted At 04:04 PM

by Michael

Labels: Minors Maestri

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