What Baseball Means to Manhattan College

Baseball is a game deeply ingrained in the identity of Manhattan College. Brother Jasper of Mary F.S.C., the same man who would become the inspiration for the school’s nickname, founded the college’s baseball team late in the 19th century. He would wear many hats during his time at Manhattan. Starting as the head of resident students in 1861, Brother Jasper would also become the prefect … Continue reading What Baseball Means to Manhattan College

Duffy: Pitch + Defend + Stay Healthy = Championship

“The Pennant Will Rise” was the phrase etched onto t-shirts and hoodies for the 2015 National League pennant-winning New York Mets. For the marathon season ahead, Jim Duffy, Manhattan Jaspers baseball head coach, said “Pitching, Defense and Staying Healthy” is what’s going to earn his team’s way to success in ’16. Thirty-five games in, the Jaspers find themselves sitting as the eighth seed in the … Continue reading Duffy: Pitch + Defend + Stay Healthy = Championship

JASPERS Sports Recap

Men’s Lacrosse Manhattan earned its first win of the season on April 16 after a rousing 11-10 overtime victory over Marist. Nick Strano scored his third goal of the game just 21 seconds into overtime to get the win for Manhattan. The Jaspers improved to 3-10 overall and 1-3 in the MAAC. Strano and Parker Giarratana led the team with three and four goals respectively. … Continue reading JASPERS Sports Recap

‘We Have Much More of a Chip on our Shoulder This Year Than We’ve Ever had Before,’ Duffy Says of Upcoming Season

Last season for Manhattan College, it was the third year in a row it failed to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title. The back-to-back championship teams of ’11 and ’12 are further and further away, especially now that only one player from the latter year remains. What made ’14 sting more is the fact that it didn’t even qualify for the tournament. “When you … Continue reading ‘We Have Much More of a Chip on our Shoulder This Year Than We’ve Ever had Before,’ Duffy Says of Upcoming Season

New Jasper Home Plays Host to 2015 MAAC Championship

Three months ago, it was announced that the Manhattan Jaspers baseball program would no longer be calling Van Cortlandt Park home. Van Cortlandt Park was in constant need of fieldwork done by the Jaspers. It often had uneven dirt in the infield and on the pitcher’s mound, pocketed grass in the outfield and an aging scoreboard. The field also had just one set of bleachers. … Continue reading New Jasper Home Plays Host to 2015 MAAC Championship

O Captain, My Captain: A Tribute to Derek Jeter

MICHAEL HOFFMAN GUEST WRITER How could I forget the first time my father brought me and my brother to see the New York Yankees? Throwing on my Jeter jersey and new hat, we jumped in my dad’s old Toyota Corolla and hopped on the Major Deegan to 161st Street. It was the first time I saw this beautiful temple that held so many magical moments … Continue reading O Captain, My Captain: A Tribute to Derek Jeter

Baseball’s Strong Finish Not Enough

It’s been a long and disappointing season for the Jaspers for a second straight year. Last year, they finished 24-28 (11-13 MAAC), which ranked them sixth in the MAAC. This was after winning back-to-back MAAC championships in 2011 (20-2 MAAC, 34-19) and 2012 (18-6 MAAC, 33-27). Head Coach Jim Duffy said the team is still learning and is already looking toward the future. “It certainly … Continue reading Baseball’s Strong Finish Not Enough

Mid-Season Struggles for MC Baseball a Cause for Concern?

Manhattan College baseball is 30 games into its season, and it has been nothing short of a big disappointment. “Each game we play it’s something different,” junior third baseman Joe McClennan said. “Sometimes it’s the pitching. Sometimes it’s the offense, most of the time it’s the offense. We haven’t picked up our pitchers at all this year. It’s pretty frustrating.” After winning back-to-back MAAC championships … Continue reading Mid-Season Struggles for MC Baseball a Cause for Concern?