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Joe Montana

Joe Montana was born on June 11, 1956, to Joseph Clifford Montana, Sr. and Theresa Marie Bavuso Montana in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, located in the western portion of the state. He grew up in the city of Monongahela, a coal mining town 25 miles south of Pittsburgh. His maternal grandparents, were both Italian immigrants. He was nicknamed Joe Cool, Golden Joe, and Comeback Joe, played quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. He started his NFL career in 1979 with 49er’s, where he played 14 seasons, he spent his final… Continue Reading…

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Willie Pep

Boxer Willie Pep was born Gugliermo Papaleo on September 9, 1922 in Middletown, Connecticut. Dropping out of high school at age 16 to box, Pep was quick in the ring and hard to pin down, He earned the nickname “Will o’ the Wisp”.  As an amateur, Pep won two Connecticut state championships – as a flyweight in 1938 and a bantamweight in 1939 – before turning professional. From the start, Pep enjoyed the lengthy and admirable continuous winning streaks that would mark his entire career.  Willie won 53 consecutive fights… Continue Reading…

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Andy Robustelli

Andrew Robustelli was born on December 6, 1925, in Stamford, Connecticut, to Lucien Robustelli, an Italian-American and his wife Catherine Robustelli. Robustelli was a defensive end in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants. He played 5 years for the Rams, and 9 years with the New York Giants.He played college football at Arnold College and was drafted in the nineteenth round of the 1951 NFL Draft. Robustelli was a six-time First-team All-pro selection. He  was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in… Continue Reading…

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List of Italian American football players

Included are college, and professional, players, coaches, owners, and other contributors to the sport. Shown here are some of the most popular. For a complete list as of 2019 click here. As of the creation of this webpage there are 230 names. Source wikipedia. Click to view a NFL List on the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy Blog!Click here for a list from Italiansrus.com   Lyle Alzado (1949–1992) Alan Ameche (1933–1988) Mark Bavaro (born 1963) Gary Beban (born 1946) Stephen Bisciotti (born 1960), NFL owner, Baltimore Ravens Doug Buffone… Continue Reading…

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Joe DiMaggio

Born as Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio in Martinez, California on November 25, 1914, Joe DiMaggio was the fourth son, and eighth child of nine children born to Sicilian immigrants Guiseppe and Rosalie DiMaggio. The couple had traveled to America in 1898, leaving behind the community of Isola delle Femmine off the coast of Sicily and the waters where the DiMaggios had been fishermen for generations. DiMaggio’s father, Guiseppe, brought his family from Italy to the Martinez fishing community and then later, when Joe was one-year-old, to the Italian neighborhood North Beach… Continue Reading…

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Diana Taurasi

October 2020 Diana Taurasi Diana Taurasi Speaks at A Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant Many Lodge members remember Diana Taurasi. I guess I’m particle but in my book, Diana is the Greatest basketball player of all time.  I know all the arguments but I still stand by that statement! We have Diana and they don’t! In 2002 UConn Coach Geno A answer to the Question: ” Are you confident your team can win the national championship and why?” he answered Yes we’ll win! We’ll win because we… Continue Reading…

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Yogi Berra

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra (born May 12, 1925) to Italian Immigrants, Yogi Berra is truly an Italian American Hero! A former Major League Baseball Catcher, Coach and Manager. He played almost his entire 19-year baseball career (1946–1965) for the New York Yankees. He played in 4 games for the New York Mets as a player Coach. Berra is one of only four players to be named the Most Valuable Player of the American League 3 times and is one of seven managers to lead both American and National League teams… Continue Reading…

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