Tag Archives: mlb

Sportscaster Seth Everett

Sportscaster Seth Everett joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss his background and experience in the sports industry.

“I’ve been in sports for a long time,” Everett says. He details his impressive background, which led to him working for MLB, Sirius, ESPN and FOX Sports. Now, Everett is with NBC Sports Radio. “I’m very happy to be there,” he says.

Sports With Friends is the name of Everett’s podcast, on which he discusses all things sports. However, this podcast has a twist. The rule of the show is that all guests have to be his friends.

“It’s been a great ride,” Everett says of his career thus far. To check out his podcast, click here.

Al Leiter On Interacting With Fans 

Al Leiter, sportscaster, baseball player and Toms River native, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss why he always interacts with his fans.

Leiter says that his humility is not contrived. “I always was very cognizant that it was a privilege to wear a Major League Baseball uniform 19 seasons,” he says. “When I was on the field, I felt compelled to connect with the people.”

The Jersey native recalls a time that his brother waited for Mickey Mantle after a game. People waited for hours at Yankee Stadium for Mantle to come out. “He came out, head down,” he recalls, “didn’t even look.” This taught Leiter to always be sure to make a connection with his fans, so they never leave feeling the way his brother felt.

To learn more about Al Leiter, check out his Twitter profile.

new york mets

New York Mets Unveil Shannon Dalton Forde Memorial Field

On Friday, June 2 at 11:00 AM, Major League Baseball, the New York Mets and the Borough of Little Ferry, including the Little Ferry Police Department, will unveil the newly-renovated Shannon Dalton Forde Memorial Field (179 Mehrhof Rd., Little Ferry, NJ 07643), dedicated to the late public relations executive for the Mets.

The group will be joined by Mayor Mauro D. Raguseo, Borough of Little Ferry, N.J.; Det. Mike Hinchcliffe, Little Ferry Police Department; Jeff Wilpon, Chief Operating Officer, New York Mets; Gary Cohen, SNY Broadcaster and Ceremony Emcee; Tony Reagins, Senior Vice President, Youth Programs, Major League Baseball and Shannon’s family and friends,

In December 2016, MLB and its 30 Clubs launched a “PLAY BALL Charity Auction” during Baseball’s Annual Winter Meetings for the fifth consecutive year. Each auction, which raises money through a wide array of unique experiences and items from each MLB Club, has been designed to raise both funds and awareness for a special cause. The initiative was inspired by the numerous employees, friends and fans of the game who have been affected by cancer.

This year, the auction focused on honoring the legacy and memory of Shannon Dalton Forde. More than $235,000 was raised toward the renovation of an existing youth baseball and softball field in Forde’s hometown of Little Ferry. Renovations made to Shannon Dalton Forde Memorial Field included dugouts with protective fencing and benches, perimeter fencing, bleachers, backstop, and scoreboard and field signs. MLB also has worked with the Borough of Little Ferry and the local Police Activities League on the project and future youth programming.

This year’s charity auction total marked the most money raised since the initiative’s inception in 2012, eclipsing last year’s record-high amount. This effort has now raised more than $900,000 for causes related to cancer.