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Welcome to the home of Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School’s Baseball team, a member of the New York City C.H.S.A.A. “AA” Division.  Bishop Ford’s academics have been synonymous with excellence since its beginning in 1962 and the tradition of excellence also holds true in the Baseball Program.  The baseball team’s success over the years has been a direct result of continuous support from the school’s administration, athletic department and alumni.  All of Bishop Ford’s baseball players are truly dedicated hardworking student-athletes. 
 
The Falcons play their home games at the legendary Parade Ground fields, which are located at the intersection of Coney Island and Caton Avenues.  The same baseball diamonds that twenty-eight major leaguers have groomed their skills; John Halama, Joe Torre, Willie Randolph, John Franco, Manny Ramirez, Shawon Dunston and Lee Mazzilli, just to name a few.
 
Bishop Ford High School
500  19th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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General Office: 718-360-2500
Baseball Office: 718-360-2564
Head Coach: Mike Hanrahan
 
Home Field: Parade Ground Field # 3 (The Stadium)
Located on Parkside Avenue, between Park Circle and Parade Place, Brooklyn, NY 11226

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BISHOP FORD HS
2012
VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM



FALCONS GONE PRO

JOHN HALAMA - MLB - Drafted by the Houston Astros in 23rd Round (640 overall) of the 1994 amateur draft. Played in the Major Leagues for nine seasons. John Played for the Bishop Ford Falcons from 1987 to 1990. John then continued his education and his baseball career at St. Francis College, where he played for the Terriers, Div. I, Northeast Conference, from 1990 to 1994. 
(Bishop Ford Falcon 1987-1990)

CHAD FRONTERA - AAA - Drafted out of Bishop Ford HS by the Chicago White Sox in the 15th Round (411 overall) of the 1991 amateur draft. Elected to attend Seton Hall University and play for the Pirates, DIV. I, Big East Conference. Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 8th Round (228 overall) of the 1994 amateur draft.
(Bishop Ford Falcon 1988-1991)
LOUIS ANEMONE - A - Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 30th Round (673 overall) of the 1971 amateur draft.  Louis played for the Bishop Ford Falcons from 1965 to 1968 and continued his education and baseball career at St. St. Francis College.  He played for the Terriers,  Div. I, Northeast Conference, from 1969 to 1971.  Louis was scouted and signed by legendary MLB scout Herb Stein.
(Bishop Ford Falcon 1965 - 1968)

 

RONALD MARIETTA - A - Drafted out of Bishop Ford HS by Detroit Tigers in the 9th round (238 overall) of 1995 amateur draft. Elected to attend St. John's University and play for the Red-Storm, Div. I, Big East Conference . Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 4th round (123 overall) of the 1998 amateur draft. In 1995 Ron led the Falcons to the City Championship game, which was played at Yankee Stadium.
(Bishop Ford Falcon 1992-1995)

ADAM PACE - A - Adam played for the Bishop Ford Falcons from 1994 to 1997, before continuing his education and baseball career at Dominican College, where he played for the Chargers, Div. II, Eastern College Athletic Conference and Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. Adam was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 8th round (230 overall) of the 2000 amateur draft.
(Bishop Ford Falcon 1994-1997)

JOHN TOMASELLI - A & Puerto Rico - John played for the Bishop Ford Falcons from 1987 to 1990, before continuing his education and baseball career at Coastal Carolina and John Jay Colleges.  John was signed as an un-drafted player by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1991 and played in the Blue Jays organization until 1993.  In 1994 John went onto play professionally in Puerto Rico for a number of years.
(Bishop Ford Falcon 1987-1990)


SEAN GARGIN - A - In the 1987 June amateur draft Sean was selected by the New York Yankees in the 27th round (696 overall).  Sean played for the Bishop Ford Falcons from 1981 to 1984, before continuing his education and baseball career at John Jay College.  (Bishop Ford Falcon 1981 - 1984)
 
MICHAEL CASTELLANO - Ind. - Mike was Bishop Ford Falcon from 2003 to 2006, and led the Falcons to a "B" Division City Championship his senior year in 2005.  Mike then went onto continue his education and baseball career at Marywood, University, PA.   Mike also played in the prestigious New York State's professional development league of the NY Hudsons.  In 2010 Mike signed a professional contract with the St. George Road Runners of the Independent League - Golden Baseball League. (Bishop Ford Falcon 2003 - 2006).

VINNY GAGLIARDI - ITALY - Vinny was an outstanding third-baseman for the Falcons from 1989 to 1992.  After graduating from college, Vinny went onto play professional baseball in Italy for a number of years.
 
TOMMY LOVERDI - SETON HALL UNIVERSITY - Tommy was an outstanding pitcher for the Falcons from 1978 to 1981, and was selected as an All-City player by the Daily News in 1981.  After graduating from Ford, Tommy continued his education and baseball career at Seton Hall University, Div. I, Big East Conference.  Tommy was selected as the Team-Captain of the nationally ranked Pirates.  (Bishop Ford Falcon 1978 - 1981). 
 
 

FALCONS AT THE NEXT LEVEL

Class of 2011
Chris Garcia - Class of 2011 - Kingsborough Community College (The Wave) – Div. III – City University of New York – National Junior College Athletic Association – CUNY NJCAA 
Andrew King – Class of 2011 - Fulton-Montgomery Community College  (The Raiders)  - Div. III – National Junior College Atheltic Assocition Region IIINJCAA III
Jonathan Pineiro – Class of 2011Long Island University(The Blackbirds) – Div. I – Northeast Conference - NEC
 

Emmanuel Torres – Class of 2011 – Ferrum College (VA) (The Panthers) – Div. III – USA South Athletic Conference - USASC 

Class of 2010
Miguel Ariza – Class of 2010 – Monroe College (The Mustangs) – Div. I – National Junior College Region XV – NJCAA XV
Stephen Bove – Valedictorian Class of 2010 (All State and All City)Adelphi University (The Panthers) – Div. II – Northeast 10 Conference – NE-10
 
Dennis Dueno – Class of 2010 Alfred State College (The Pioneers) – Div. II – Western New York Athletic Conference - WNYAC
Esteban Gomez – Class of 2010 (Drafted by the Houston Astros, All Region, All District, and All City) – San Jacinto College – Div. I – National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIV – NJCAA XIV

Anderson Mateo – Class of 2010 (All Brooklyn)Northern Oklahoma College (The Mavericks) Div. II - National Junior College Athletic Association Region II - NJCAA Region II 

Matthew Molbury – Class of 2010 (All City) – Long Island University (The Blackbirds) – Div. I – Northeast Conference - NEC
 Class of 2009

 

Kasceim Graham – Class of 2009 (1st Team All-City) – University at Albany (The Great Danes) – Div. I – America East Conference – AEC 
 
Eddie Montanez - Class of 2009 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice (The Bloodhounds) - Div. III - City University of New York - CUNY
William Moran - Class of 2009 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice(The Bloodhounds) - Div. III - City University of New York - CUNY 

William Romero – Class of 2009 - Kingsborough Community College(The Wave) – Div. III – City University of New YorkNational Junior College Athletic AssociationCUNY NJCAA

Jeremy Silva – Class of 2009 – Polytechnic Institute of NYU (Fighting Blue Jays) – Div. III – Skyline Conference

 CLASS OF 2008

 

William Cardona – Class of 2008 – Siena College (The Saints) -Div. I - Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – MAAC

Anthony Castellano – Class of 2008 –  Marywood University, Pennsylvania (The Pacers) – Div. III – Colonial States Athletic Conference – CSAC







Julian  DeLaRosaClass of 2008 (2nd Team All-City)  - Manhattan College (The Jaspers) – Div. I Metro Atlantic Conference - MAAC
 

Terence Stubbs – Class of 2008 (1st Team All-City) – Alcorn State University (The Braves)Div. I - Southwestern Athletic Conference - SWAC 

 CLASS OF 2007
Jason Berrios – Class of 2007 (All City) – Concordia College (The Clippers) , Div. II – Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference – CACC
                  Andrew Hevia – Class of 2007 – College at Old Westbury (The Panthers), Div. III - Skyline Conference
 
                  Jessie Logosso - Class of 2007- Kingsborough Community College(The Wave) – Div. III – City University of New York – National Junior College Athletic Association – CUNY NJCAA 
CLASS OF 2006
Michael Castellano – Class of 2006 –  Marywood University, Pennsylvania (The Pacers) – Div. III – Colonial States Athletic Conference – CSAC  ** Currently playing professionally for the St. George Road Runners, Golden Baseball League 
Gaetano Giunta – Class of 2006 – University of Bridgeport (The Purple Knights), Div. II – East Coast Conference – ECC
 

Andrew Perez – Class of 2006 – University of Bridgeport (The Purple Knights), Div. II – East Coast Conference - ECC

 

 


Varsity Staff (Left to Right):  Head Coach Mike Hanrahan, Assistant Coaches; John McGuinness, Dharyl Russell and Sal LoGosso




J.V. Staff (Right to Left):  Head Coach Matt Maffei, Assistant Coaches; Arcenio Cardona, Nick D'errico, Terrence Legree and Vinny Passione