Former New York Yankees great Bernie Williams is ill and his show scheduled for tonight at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture has been postponed.
Williams and the Sheen Center are working out the details to reschedule the show.
Individuals with tickets may request a refund now or hold their tickets until the show is rescheduled. When the show is rescheduled, individuals with tickets can choose to attend the show or ask for a refund.
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Derek Jeter continues to be a role model for young baseball players all over the country after retiring following 20 seasons with the New York Yankees in 2014.
Just ask Mount St. Michael Academy pitcher Alex Santos, who met Jeter last summer.
Jeter will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on July 26.
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An Intimate Evening with Bernie Williams will be presented at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in Manhattan on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m.
The former Yankees outfielder, who received a Latin Grammy nomination for “Moving Forward,” will perform as well as be interviewed by Michael Kay, Yankees YES Network broadcaster and host of the Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York Radio 98.7 FM, about his careers in baseball and music.
Tickets range from $45 to $65. A $95 VIP ticket includes a meet and greet with Williams before the show.
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John F. Kennedy Catholic High School graduate Gavin Garay and the Brooklyn Cyclones captured the New York-Penn League championship with a 4-3 victory over the visiting Lowell Spinners on Tuesday night.
Trailing 3-2, the Cyclones scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to win the game.
Garay, 22, hit .253 with five doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI in his third season of professional baseball. He was a 26th round pick of the New York Mets in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.
The Cyclones are a Class A short-season affiliate of the Mets, and the Spinners are a Class A short-season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.
Iona Prep graduate Joe LaSorsa and John F. Kennedy Catholic graduate Gavin Garay are meeting as LaSorsa’s Hudson Valley Renegades and Garay’s Brooklyn Cyclones are competing in a New York-Penn League playoff semifinal.
Game 2 of the best-of-three series is tonight in Brooklyn with the Renegades leading the series, 1-0.
LaSorsa, an 18th-round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft, earned a spot in last month’s NY-Penn League All-Star Game. He’s 5-3 with a 2.23 earned run average for the Renegades, the Class A short-season affiliate of the Rays.
Garay, a 26th-round pick of the Mets in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft, is hitting .253 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 31 games for the Cyclones, a Class A short-season affiliate of the Mets.
Game 3, if necessary, will be in Brooklyn on Friday.
Iona Prep graduate Brian Moran earned his first promotion to the major leagues when he was called up by the Miami Marlins on Tuesday as rosters expanded for the month of September.
The left-handed pitcher is waiting for his first action with the Marlins, which may come tonight in Pittsburgh against his younger brother and Iona Prep graduate Colin.
Brian Moran, 30, was 2-3 with a 3.15 earned run average for New Orleans, the Class AAA affiliate of the Marlins in the Pacific Coast League. In 60 innings, he allowed 21 earned runs on 45 hits and struck out 77.
Colin Moran, a former first-round pick of the Marlins before being dealt to the Astros and Pirates, is hitting .286 with 13 home runs and 77 RBIs. The 26 year old is the third baseman for the Pirates.
The Morans, who both played at the University of North Carolina, are the nephews of former major leaguers Rich and B.J. Surhoff.
Hopewell Junction’s Joe Panik, who attended St. John’s University, is playing second base for the New York Mets as the Mets are making a run toward the playoffs.
Panik helped the San Francisco Giants win a World Series in 2014 before earning a spot in the 2015 All-Star Game and winning a Gold Glove in 2016.
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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NEW YORK METS