Italian American baseball films, art and reggae legend at Fullerton Museum on December 10, 2022

Award-winning director Roberto Angotti and nationally-renowned artist Christopher Paluso will appear at the Fullerton Museum Center on Saturday afternoon, December 10, 2022 from 1 to 4 pm. The National Italian American Foundation Russo Brothers Film Forum award-winning Italian American Baseball Family will screen at 1:30 pm and be followed by an informative Q and A with director Roberto Angotti and artist/illustrator Christopher Paluso.

Introducing Team Italy Manager Mike Piazza will make its Southern California premiere at 3 pm. Grammy-nominated artist and reggae legend Pato Banton, who produced to music soundtrack to the documentary celebrating the life and career of National Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza, will be in attendance along with some very special guests. Directed by former KROQ radio DJ Roberto Angotti, Introducing Team Italy Manager Mike Piazza comes out just in time for the 2023 World Baseball Classic.

A limited-edition commemorative poster designed by artist Christopher Paluso will be available for purchase on the day of the event. Audience members are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the current Fullerton Museum exhibitions on display: Picturing America’s Pastime: A Snapshot of the Photograph Collection at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Lasorda Legacy: A Tribute To Baseball and Dodgers Legend Tommy Lasorda. The Fullerton Museum Center is located at 301 N. Pomona Avenue in Fullerton and is open from 12 noon to 4 pm on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

One thought on “Italian American baseball films, art and reggae legend at Fullerton Museum on December 10, 2022

  1. Patricia Acerra February 5, 2023 / 3:20 pm

    I am the daughter of James Acerra of The Acerra Brothers, an Italian baseball team, first generation of immigrants. The ONLY all-brother baseball team in the history of baseball. They have been in the Cooperstown Hall of Fame since 1997. My Dad, was the pitcher, my Uncles played all the other positions. They were the longest-playing, most accomplished, only all-brother baseball team in the history of Baseball. They played before WWII and after as well. (as 7 of them were deployed in Europe and the Pacific during WWII) They even had a game against the Yankees once. I have huge files of newspaper clippings and photos and statistics. There was an award-winning children’s book written about them called Brothers At Bat, which is in many schools now. They were semi-pro. I think you would be fascinated by their story and pictures. They were all gentlemen, all handsome, all witty and funny and strong and accomplished.

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