- Police Foil Burglary AttemptPosted 12 days ago
- DePalo Gets Suspended SentencePosted 18 days ago
- 5 Things To Know: March 31-April 6Posted 48 days ago
- Snow’s Coming!Posted 55 days ago
- Top Stories: February 2013Posted 57 days ago
- Delayed Opening TuesdayPosted 61 days ago
- Pool Membership Fees To Rise AgainPosted 61 days ago
- Save The Date: Town Council Election DebatePosted 62 days ago
- 5 Things To Know: March 17-23Posted 62 days ago
- Board Of Adjustment Kills Bloomfield Avenue ProjectPosted 65 days ago
Spano Signs With Blue Jays
Joe Spano, a Verona native who currently pitches for Notre Dame University, has signed a minor league free agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. He will report to the Jays’ spring training complex in Dunedin, Fla., for a club minicamp on Saturday.
“I’m incredibly excited and thankful for this opportunity to keep playing baseball with the Toronto Blue Jays,” said Spano in a statement released by Notre Dame. “I can’t thank our coaching staff and my teammates enough for pushing me to be better every day. You don’t choose Notre Dame to be average, and our coaches and teammates exemplified that each and every day in the effort we put forth.”
“Joe, for a lot of reasons, is a true example of perseverance,” said second-year head coach Mik Aoki. “To come back from major arm surgery is a credit to his hard work and commitment to his rehab. Joe’s first few outings in the fall were rather difficult for him, but he emerged as a stopper for us out of the bullpen and was critical to our success this season, particularly against left-handed batters. It would have been really easy for Joe to feel sorry for himself or make excuses, but he stuck with the program, returned to form, and now is getting the opportunity he deserves.”
Spano pitched in 65 career games and made two starts. His 65 appearances rank just outside the top 10 in school history. Spano posted a career 1-8 record with a 5.11 ERA. He collected 45 strikeouts in 61.2 career innings and limited his opponents to a .252 career batting average.
After missing the entire 2011 season following so-called Tommy John ligament reconstruction surgery, Spano appeared in 29 games in 2012. He logged 21.0 innings of work with 13 strikeouts. He went 0-4 with a 3.43 ERA and limited his opposition to a .232 batting average.
Photo courtesy Notre Dame Athletics.
Real Estate For May 18-19: Fully Renovated Anyone?
Before the recession, homes often came on the market...
- Posted 18 hours ago
Girls Track Takes Second In Conference Championship
The Verona High School girls track & field team...
- Posted 1 day ago
Chyten, Chamber Offer $1,500 Scholarship
The most stressful and highly anticipated time of high...
- Posted 2 days ago
Where In Verona Is It? Week 52
This is it folks: The last week of MyVeronaNJ.com’s...
- Posted 671 days ago
Where In Verona Is It? Week 22
Naughty? Nice? We’re not going to be judgmental. We’re...
- Posted 881 days ago
PSEG: Here’s Verona Outage Map
With the millions of homes without power around New...
- Posted 198 days ago