New York, NY – Wednesday, July 8, 2015 – Award-winning multi-media journalist, producer and talk show host Neil A. Carousso gears up for his 2nd Annual Hall of Fame Live Special on WRHU-FM live from Cooperstown, NY at the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
“The Town of Cooperstown is quaint, beautiful, and all you see are lovers of the sport, wearing caps and jerseys,” Carousso said, adding, “The National Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend is like a congregation of fans, who come to relive those special moments and honor America’s Pastime in a very special way.”
“WRHU’s 2nd Annual Hall of Fame Live Special with Neil A. Carousso” will air on Sunday, July 26, 2015 from noon-1:30 EDT/9-10:30 AM PDT. Special guests include the 2015 Hall of Fame class, the largest players class in history, consisting of Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz. Other notable guests include Kenny Albert, who broadcasts national Major League Baseball games on FOX Sports, along with calling the other three major sports on the national and regional level on both television and radio, and Howie Rose, the radio play-by-play voice of the New York Mets. Other Hall of Fame guests, broadcasters and baseball writers have not been announced, yet.
“All four of these players dominated some aspect of baseball and are well deserving of their induction into the Hall of Fame,” said Carousso. “I’m looking forward to discussing the pivotal moments of their careers with them plus major topics in baseball, including the controversial ‘steroid era’ topic, in interviews with Kenny Albert and Howie Rose, who have been mainstays on national games and the Mets radio broadcasts, respectfully,” added Carousso.
Neil executive produces all Hall of Fame coverage and the special radio program, and is the sole reporter and solo host of the Live Special for WRHU-FM, which can be heard on 88.7 FM in New York and online in high definition on www.WRHU.org. WRHU also has a free mobile app for iPhone and Android. All content will be available on www.NeilACarousso.com, after airing on WRHU. Carousso will give the audience a VIP pass to Cooperstown via articles, including breaking news and anecdotes from Hall of Famers, and video features, exclusive to Carousso Enterprises’ www.NeilACarousso.com.
“This is the second year I am covering the Hall of Fame Weekend, so at least I know what to expect,” remarked Carousso. “It’s always enjoyable to be around a group of Hall of Fame players who were so great at their sport and just take in their stories from ‘back in the day’ and just marvel at what they accomplished at the highest level.”
“WRHU’s 2nd Annual Hall of Fame Live Special with Neil A. Carousso” is a radio talk show in which baseball fans and enthusiasts honor and celebrate the men inducted that Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown and discuss the latest topics in the sport, while celebrating its 170-year history, highlighted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum.
Uniondale, NY — Wednesday night’s high school all-star lacrosse game, named after local hero Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph Daly, meant much more than bragging rights.
Daly was a United States Marine in the late 19th century and early 20th century, who is one of only 19 men to have received the prestigious Medal of Honor twice.
“He came from the Glen Cove area,” said Sergeant Zachary Scanlon from the Marines Recruiting Station New York. “He enlisted in 1899, so essentially he enlisted like anyone else – a man who wanted to serve is country.”
Selected players participated in community service and are taught life lessons from Marine Sergeants and attend a two-day training camp, in the week leading up to the Nassau versus Suffolk all-star lax game.
“We’re here to give back,” remarked Sergeant Scanlon, pointing-out, “We’re part of this community, too; we live here.”
Each high school all-star team was coached by two collegiate lacrosse players. Hofstra University junior lacrosse stars Kris Clarke and John Puckhaber coached Team Virtue. Meanwhile, St. John’s University athletes Brian Gaffney and Jason Debenedictis coached Team Valor.
“It’s very special,” said Nassau resident Gaffney, a junior midfielder for the St. John’s Red Storm. “It means a lot to me to get to coach these guys,” the Big East Conference All-Academic team member added. Gaffney coached Team Valor, the Suffolk County high school all-stars, against Team Virtue, the Nassau County all-stars.
Team Valor won both installments of the Dan Daly Cup. They beat Team Virtue 11-10.
Hempstead, NY — Gunnar Esiason, the son of Boomer Esiason, retired NFL quarterback and co-host of WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” radio program, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was 3 years old. Back in 1989, when Boomer was quarterbacking the 8-8 Cincinnati Bengals, a 24 year old with CF was unheard of, because it is an incurable respiratory disease, but Gunnar has beaten the odds.