Casa Italiana di Las Vegas in collaboration with the Windmill library proudly presents a heartfelt documen-
tary by talented writer and filmmaker Roberto Angotti. Winner of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film
Forum Award at the National Italian American Foundation 42nd Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC,
“Italian American Baseball Family” tells the story of the Italian Americans’ role in baseball and in the cul-
ture of American sports. The movie documents an ethnic group’s rise from adversity and celebrates its tri-
umphs in breaking into a game that was originally dominated by English, Irish and German immigrants.
Many of them are today recognized in the Italian American Baseball Hall of Fame including Tony Lazzeri,
Joe DiMaggio, Roy Campanella, Yogi Berra, Ernie Lombardi, Phil Rizzuto, Tommy Lasorda, Ron Santo, Joe
Torre, Tony La Russa and Mike Piazza.
The movie will be introduce by special guest director Roberto Angotti and followed by Q&A with the audi-